Newton nails Baja California


Hurricane Newton comes ashore in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 06 Sept 2016 (AFP)

Hurricane Newton slammed Mexico’s southern Baja California peninsula today as a Category-1 hurricane with torrential rain and winds up to 100 km/h.

Palm trees were toppled in Cabo San Lucas and power was knocked out power to thousands in the resort community.

Authorities say a shrimp boat capsized in rough seas in the Gulf of California, killing two people and leaving three others missing.

 The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm would make landfall again in Sonora state before bringing heavy rain to the American desert states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Earl kills dozens in Mexico


Mudslides in Tlaola, Puebla State, Mexico, 07 Aug 2016 (AFP)

Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Earl triggered mudslides in eastern Mexico where officials say at least 40 people have been killed.

The worst affected state was Puebla where some towns including Tlaola were almost completely destroyed by mudslides.

Emergency workers are searching through mud and rubble to find survivors.

Meantime on Mexico’s west coast, Tropical Storm Javier is moving closer to Baja California and has already brought heavy rain and flooding to Cabo San Lucas.

Odile hits Mexico’s Baja California

Destruction from Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, 15 Sept 2014 (AP)

Destruction from Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, 15 Sept 2014 (AP)

Hurricane Odile slammed into the popular Mexican tourist city of Cabo San Lucas last night packing winds up to 200 km/h.

The Category 3 storm heavily damaged or destroyed numerous homes and businesses, knocked out power to thousands after trees toppled utility lines and wiped out portions of luxury hotels.

Forecasters say the storm will bring heavy rain to Baja California with up to 450 mm possible in some areas which could trigger flooding.

So far no casualties have been reported.