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Hurricane Newton Causing Havoc in Popular Mexican Tourist Destinations

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | September 06, 2016

Hurricane Newton Causing Havoc in Popular Mexican Tourist Destinations

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On Tuesday, Hurricane Newton made landfall on Mexico's western coast, including the popular tourist resorts in Los Cabos.

According to, the National Hurricane Center revealed that the Category-2 hurricane was registering wind that measured 90 miles per hour and bringing heavy rain and flash flooding.

Hurricane warnings were issued for popular vacation spots such as Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and tropical storm warnings were issued to the northern regions of the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula.

Warnings have also been issued for areas impacted by the hurricane as up to 10 inches of rainfall are expected in the region, creating the chance for flash floods and mudslides.

For travelers in Mexico, is reporting 33 percent of the flights scheduled for Tuesday from Los Cabos International Airport have been canceled. In addition, resorts in the region have opened storm shelters in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

The storm will hit the mainland of Mexico Wednesday before impacting the United States as a tropical depression Wednesday night. Parts of Arizona and New Mexico are expected to get heavy rain and wind between Wednesday and Thursday.

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