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2006-09-01 02:20:38

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared toward one of Mexico's most exclusive beach resorts on Friday, forcing hundreds of foreign tourists to flee ahead of howling winds, angry seas and lashing rain. Stores boarded up windows and five-star hotels readied their own refugee shelters for mostly U.S. guests who gave up plans to play golf, swim or go boating at the Los Cabos resort on the tip of Baja California peninsula. Many vacationers were taking no...

2006-08-31 23:01:09

By Noel Randewich LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign tourists raced to escape a luxury beach resort in Mexico on Thursday as Hurricane John took aim at the Baja California peninsula and rescuers rushed residents into shelters. Vacationers in the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, hastily grabbed flights to safety before the storm hits on Friday. "I've messed enough with hurricanes," said...

2006-08-31 12:46:15

By Daniel Aguilar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Luxury hotels sent foreign tourists home as powerful Hurricane John took aim at Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Thursday, and the government ordered 10,000 local residents into shelters. At least three hotels in the posh Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, arranged flights home for tourists before the storm hits on Friday. "We are evacuating everyone,"...

2006-08-31 10:29:07

By Daniel Aguilar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico ordered the evacuation of at least 10,000 people in the Baja California peninsula on Thursday as Hurricane John headed toward the peninsula and tourists were told to hole up in hotels. Local residents around the Los Cabos beach resort will be taken to shelters, by force if necessary, before the storm pummels the region on Friday, said Jose Gajon, head of civil protection for the state of Baja California Sur. "Those who do not...

2006-08-30 18:04:54

By Karina Tejada ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John barreled along Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday as a dangerous Category 4 storm, pounding beach resorts with heavy rain and winds and blowing down trees in Acapulco. Acapulco, home to some 1 million people and a popular tourist destination, had sea surges of up to 10 feet (3.5 meters), seafront roads were ankle-deep in water and people struggled to stay on their feet in 135 mph (215 kph) winds. Emergency workers were on...

2006-08-29 11:52:13

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm John turned into a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Tuesday, threatening to trigger dangerous flash floods and mudslides as it neared Acapulco and other tourist resorts. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said John was packing maximum sustained winds of almost 80 mph (130 kph) with higher gusts. Storm warnings were posted for a long stretch of coastline from Acapulco to the steel-making port of Lazaro Cardenas, as John became the...


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