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Hurricane Odile batters Mexican coast

Hurricane Odile made landfall Sunday night as a Category 3 storm in Baja California, battering the Mexican resort and commercial fishing region.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Edouard reached Category 2 status in the open Atlantic, but forecasters say the fifth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will not pose a threat to Bermuda or the U.S. East Coast.

Eventually, Edouard will meet up with the upper-level westerlies and merge with a cold front coming off the Canadian Maritimes late in the week, spelling its demise as a tropical cyclone, The Weather Channel reports.

A far greater threat is Odile, a powerful and sprawling hurricane that made landfall about 9:45 p.m. (PDT) near Cabo San Lucas with an estimated intensity of 125 mph and sustained winds of 89 mph with a gust to 116 mph. The storm reportedly delivered an amazing 11 inches of rain in one hour, almost the region’s yearly average of 13 inches, according to an NBC News report.

“Current conditions are deteriorating, with the backside of the eyewall hitting us,” reads a Facebook posting by Pisces Sportfishing Fleet, which offers charters out of Cabo. “Lots of reports of windows blown out, with people hiding in closets and bathrooms. Some apartment blocks and sturdy homes are being torn apart. Reports of yachts loose in the marina, and some docks destroyed.”


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