World Environment News

Tropical Storm Ivo Forms in Pacific Off Mexico

Date: 20-Sep-07
Country: MEXICO

Ivo had winds of more than 57 mph (91 kph) and was over
than 450 miles (724 km) southwest of the Mexican mainland.

The storm's wind speed could pick up in the coming days and
make Ivo a hurricane. Latest models show the storm is due to
curve in toward the coast slightly south of the
Baja California peninsula early next week, the center said.

Most of the peninsula is sparsely inhabited desert, but
Baja California is also home to a beach resort, Los Cabos, that
is popular with US visitors.

Hurricane Henriette slammed into Los Cabos earlier this
month, killing a foreign tourist. Two fishermen also died.

Henriette also flooded northern Mexico with driving rain,
raging over the farming states of Sonora and Sinaloa.

Reuters
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