Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico

IAS Prelims 2023

Hurricane Newton thrashed Mexico’s northwestern resort of Los Cabos.

It uprooted trees and blow away tin roofs as thousands of tourists and locals hunkered down.

The powerful storm packed 145 kilometer per hour winds when it made landfall before dawn at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, two years after Hurricane Odile ravaged the region.

Some 14,000 tourists are in Los Cabos and about 1,000 elsewhere in the region.

Some 1,500 people took refuge in shelters in Los Cabos.

Los Cabos, famed for its beaches and nightlife, was pummeled in September 2014 by Hurricane Odile which left six people dead and caused $1 billion in damage.