Hurricane batters Mexico

Hurricane John was battering Mexico's Baja California peninsula early Saturday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 2, 2006


Hurricane John was battering Mexico's Baja California peninsula early Saturday. The storm was a Category 2 hurricane with 100-mph winds when it made landfall northeast of Los Cabos Friday night. By Saturday morning, John was a Category 1 storm with 80-mph winds.

The storm cut power to the entire city of La Paz.

It was difficult to assess damages, particularly to tarpaper homes tucked amid the resort areas in towns such as Lagunita and camps such as Tierra y Libertad. Home to construction workers, waiters and cooks, many of these communities are built along dry riverbeds.

The storm was expected to gradually weaken while heading up the Gulf of California on Saturday.

The remnants of John might bring rain to parts of the southwestern United States, but will not pose a flood threat, said forecasters.


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