Devastation:  Residents salvage the useful remains from houses destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, today. Hundreds for impoverished housed were destroyed
A luxury resort favored by celebrities including George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston has been battered by 125mph winds during a devastating storm on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. At 9.45pm on Sunday, the Category 3 storm named Hurricane Odile slammed into the upscale resort of Cabo San Lucas, which is home to sprawling hotels and luxurious beach houses. Winds buffeted shelters, which had been prepared for as many as 30,000 people, as one of the worst storms on record hit the luxury retreats. Impoverished areas of the city and wider Baja area saw hundreds of homes destroyed. After the sun rose on Monday, images revealed upturned cars and rubble-strewn streets, as tourists recalled scenes of terror as winds howled through hallways and forced them to flee. Josh Morgerman, a California storm chaser, wrote on Twitter that his Cabo hotel lobby ‘exploded in heap of rubble’, forcing him to escape by ‘crawling, scampering, running’, NBC reported. Full Story