Mexico struggles to return order to hurricane-hit resort of Los Cabos


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MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities are still struggling to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service, sparking widespread looting.

The federal coordinator for the affected area in Baja California Sur state says 200 electricity workers have been dispatched to the area. However, power had been restored to only about 20 percent of customers in the twin resort cities of Los Cabos.

Tropical Storm Polo is moving west-northwest off Mexico's Pacific coast, heading in the general direction of Baja California The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Friday that Polo was 285 miles (460 kilometers) south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph).

Hurricane Edouard weakened into a tropical storm far out in the Atlantic.

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