This satellite picture shows Hurricane Olaf draw close the Los Cabos resort region at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

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CABO san LUCAS, Mexico—Hurricane Olaf slipped ago to dry storm force Friday after ~ slamming into the Los Cabos will at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore close to San Jose del Cabo late Thursday together a category 2 hurricane v winds of 100 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Winds had dropped to 45 mph by Friday afternoon, as soon as the storm to be centered about 30 mile west-southwest of Cabo san Lazaro.

At the very least 700 local citizens spent the night in shelters while an estimated 20,000 foreign tourists hunkered under in their hotels.


Baja California Sur state polite Defense Deputy Secretary Carlos Alfredo Godínez stated he had received no reports of resides lost.

The nationwide electrical firm reported the storm knocked out strength to many customers in the state, yet it was slowly being restored. Part hotels reported minor damage.

As the storm came ashore, some motorists were stranded in your cars in high water. Yet the Cabo san Lucas Fire department reported only fallen trees and power lines.


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Officials closed ports and schools in the area, suspended COVID-19 vaccinations and told many nonessential employees to continue to be home. Businesses had actually boarded increase windows, and people inside wall up because that last-minute to buy in supermarkets ahead of the storm.

The U.S. Nationwide Hurricane facility said the storm was supposed to head increase the western shore of the peninsula during the day and also then veer out right into the Pacific by night.


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More than 500,000 human being live in the La Paz-Los Cabos region, and also Lilzi Orcí, chairman of the Los Cabos many hotels Assn., approximated that around 20,000 foreign tourists to be in the area despite COVID-19 constraints that retained hotels to much less than 40% that capacity.

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The hurricane facility forecast 5 come 10 inch of rain on the southern component of the peninsula, v up come 15 inch in diverted spots, developing the risk of speed floods and mudslides.