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Hurricane threatens Baja

Hurricane Paul was a Category 2 storm by Monday morning as it continued to strengthen and pick up speed off Mexico's western coast.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 23, 2006

Hurricane Paul was a Category 2 storm by Monday morning as it continued to strengthen and pick up speed off Mexico's western coast.

The storm was churning toward the southern tip of Baja California.

Paul was packing 100-mph winds on Monday morning, and was moving northwest at 6 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A hurricane watch was posted along the Baja California peninsula from Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip northward to Agua Blanca and across to La Paz on the east coast. The storm will likely make landfall in Baja sometime Tuesday before hitting mainland Mexico near the state of Sinaloa, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Baja California is a resort area that was in the path of two other Pacific hurricanes - John and Lane - earlier this season. Hurricane John killed five people and destroyed 160 homes.


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