October 3, 2022
Hurricane Olaf hits Mexico near the tourist area
Hurricane Olaf made landfall near a resort area of Mexico's Baja California Sur on Thursday night, bringing 100 mph winds and the threat of up to 15 inches of rain, forecasters said.The hurricane made landfall very close to San Jose del Cabo, on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, around 9 p.m. local time,…

On Thursday night, Hurricane Olaf struck Mexico’s Baja California Sur resort area, bringing with it 100 winds and the possibility of as much as 15 inches rain.

The hurricane made landfall close to San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip the Baja Peninsula at 9 p.m. (local time). The U.S. National Hurricane Center stated .

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds were 100 miles when it made landfall, according to forecasters.

It was predicted to bring 5 to 10inches of rain with maximum amounts of 15inches through Friday. The National Hurricane Center stated . Flooding was also possible due to storm surge.

The hurricane is expected to move northeast and turn to the west, moving out over the Pacific Ocean and away land by Friday or Saturday.

Authorities closed all ports before the hurricane struck and advised flood-prone residents to seek shelters.

The resorts would normally be full of tourists this time of year, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, hotels were well below that, The Associated Press reported.

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

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