MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities are still struggling to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service, sparking widespread looting.
The federal co-ordinator for the affected area in Baja California Sur state says 200 electricity workers have been dispatched to the area. However, power had been restored to only about 20 per cent of customers in the twin resort cities of Los Cabos.
Tropical Storm Polo is moving west-northwest off Mexico’s Pacific coast, heading in the general direction of Baja California The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday that Polo was 460 kms south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h.
Hurricane Edouard weakened into a tropical storm far out in the Atlantic.