Hurricane Norbert Hits Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Norbert dumped rain along Mexico’s Pacific coast as it headed for a brush with the Los Cabos resorts.

Officials in Los Cabos closed schools and beaches and prepared emergency shelters, though the hurricane’s center was expected to stay offshore as it roars past.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Friday that Norbert had maximum sustained winds near 90 mph (150 kph) and it was centered about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas.

Forecasters said Norbert, which reached hurricane strength Wednesday, was headed north-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).

Mexico’s government issued a hurricane warning for the west coast of the Baja Peninsula from Santa Fe to Cabo San Lazaro. Mexico’s National Meteorological Service said Norbert could unleash intense rains over much of the country’s northwest.

(Copyright 2014, KRON 4 and the Associated Press, All rights reserved.)

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