What Made Hurricane Odile So Devastating?

September 16, 2014 5:25 PM

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What Made Hurricane Odile So Devastating?

Hurricane Odile slammed into Cabo San Lucas with winds raging at 125 m.p.h on Monday, destroying buildings, flipping cars and injuring at least 135 people.

Hurricanes near the Baja California peninsula in Mexico are actually pretty common, said Jack Bevin, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center. In fact, several form in the Baja area every year, but only four have made landfall in the peninsula since Hurricane Olivia in 1967. "The...

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