Los Cabos orders evacuations as Hurricane Odile nears Baja

September 14, 2014 11:00 PM

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SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — Hurricane Odile grew into a major storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track to pass close to or directly over the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula late Sunday and into Monday.

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