Hurricane Lorena bears down on Mexico's Los Cabos – Hurricane Videos

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Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos area.Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula later in the day with heavy winds and soaking rains, and locals who have been through past hurricanes were taking no chances. “If we don’t get the yacht out, the waves can damage it,” said Juan Hernández, who rents his craft to foreign visitors. It’s “a preventative measure for when a cyclone threatens.” The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami upgraded Lorena to a Category 1 hurricane early Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It was still about 60 miles away, but moving toward Cabo San Lucas at 9 mph. Forecasters predicted damaging winds, flash flooding and life threatening surf along the peninsula. TROPICAL STORM IMELDA: 2 DEAD IN TEXAS, INCLUDING MAN TRYING TO SAVE HORSE FROM FLOOD  Residents wade through a flooded road during rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Lorena on the outskirts of Manzanillo, in Colima state, Mexico September 19, 2019.  (Reuters) With preparations going on around them Thursday, visitors strolled along Cabo San Lucas’ main drag buying souvenirs, though also keeping a wary eye on the nearing storm. “We arrived on Monday and we hope to leave Sunday. … We hope there aren’t big problems,” said Minerva Smith, a traveler from California. A second tropical storm, Mario, was about 365 miles (590 kilometers) south of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula early Friday and had sustained winds of 65 mph. But it wasn’t expected to hit land. Authorities suspended classes for Friday and prepared to use schools as shelters if necessary. The port of Cabo San Lucas was d to navigation. TEXAS HIT BY IMELDA DELUGE, FLAS FLOODS, ‘LIFE-THREATENING RAINFALL’  This GOES-16, GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 14:50 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Lorena, top center, followed by Tropical Storm Mario, near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. (NOAA via AP) “We are taking preventive measures,” said Baja California Sur state government secretary-general Álvaro de la Peña. “Rations, gasoline, all supplies are guaranteed. There is no need for panic buying.” A total of 177 properties were available as potential shelters in five municipalities of the state. The region was in a state of yellow alert and anticipating heavy rains. “Lorena is going to dump a lot of water,” said Carlos Alfredo Godínez, deputy secretary for civil defense in the state. Lorena came onshore a day earlier as a hurricane in the western Mexican state of Colima, whipping palm trees about with its strong winds and lashing the area with sheets of rain. It flooded streets, washed out roads and touched off minor slides in 10 municipalities. Dozens of trees were downed, and

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