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Hurricane Odile Makes Landfall In Baja California

Category 3 storm roars into Mexico near Cabo San Lucas.

Posted on September 15, 2014, at 4:25 a.m. ET

The center of Hurricane Odile made landfall in the southern Baja California peninsula, Mexico, at 9:45 p.m. PT Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Satellite imagery indicates that the hurricane rolled ashore near the resort of Cabo San Lucas as a Category 3 storm.The storm is the most powerful ever to hit the peninsula.
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Satellite imagery indicates that the hurricane rolled ashore near the resort of Cabo San Lucas as a Category 3 storm.

The storm is the most powerful ever to hit the peninsula.

JUST IN: Hurricane Odile makes landfall near Cabo San Lucas around 9:45pm PT

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JUST IN: Hurricane Odile makes landfall near Cabo San Lucas around 9:45pm PT

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Odile made landfall with an estimated intensity of 125 mph (205 km/h) and sustained winds of 89 mph (144 km/h).

In the pretty resort of Cabo San Lucus, powerful gusts shook buildings, knocked out electricity, and blew out windows, causing both tourists and residents to hunker down indoors, the Weather Channel reported.

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Forecasters have warned of large waves and the possibility of a dangerous storm surge, as well as heavy rains capable of causing landslides.

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Mexican authorities have evacuated coastal areas and prepared 164 shelters for up to 30,000 people.

We are adding new layers to protect the shelter from hurricane #odile. Scary winds outside.

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We are adding new layers to protect the shelter from hurricane #odile. Scary winds outside.

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The storm had been Category 4, but weakened prior to making landfall, the Associated Press reported.

Marcos Covarrubias, the governor of Baja California Sur, said, "We are going to be hit; do not risk your life."

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