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2008-10-12 12:00:11

By Kirsten Johnson Associated Press PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico -- Hurricane Norbert swept across Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula on Saturday, tearing off roofs and forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded homes. It hit land near Puerto Charley on Baja's southwest coast as a Category 2 hurricane but weakened to Category 1 after emerging over the Gulf of California, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Norbert was expected to reach mainland Mexico sometime...

2008-10-11 15:00:03

Hurricane Norbert, with sustained winds of near 105 mph, Saturday was crossing into Baja California and Mexico's west coast, forecasters said. At 11 a.m. Pacific Time, Norbert, classified as a Category 2 hurricane, was bearing down on the resorts and small towns of Baja California with the mainland area around Ciudad Obregon also included in the hurricane warning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm, centered about 55 miles east-southeast of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico,...

2008-10-09 09:00:15

Pacific Hurricane Norbert was 410 miles southwest of Mexico's Baja Peninsula early Thursday, moving slowly toward the Baja, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 a.m. PDT, Norbert had Category 3 winds of 125 mph with higher gusts, down from 12 hours earlier, when it had Category 4 135 mph winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving northwest at 7 mph and several turns and fluctuations in intensity were expected within 24 hours to put it on target for the peninsula,...

2008-10-09 00:00:31

World in brief A satellite image from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Norbert, with sustained winds of up to 105mph (165kph), approaching Mexico's Baja peninsula yesterday. It is expected to reach land by the weekend. AP/NOAA (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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