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Planet Ark World Environment News Hurricane Ivo Heads to Mexico, Seen Strengthening

Date: 21-Sep-07
Country: MEXICO

Ivo, some 430 miles (700 km) south of the peninsula's beach
and golf resort Los Cabos, had maximum sustained winds of 75
mph (120 kph), making it a Category 1 hurricane on the
five-step Saffir Simpson scale.

It is likely to strengthen as it crosses warm water.

"The environment would seem to favor some intensification,"
the center said.

The latest forecasters' models showed the storm is due to
curve into Baja California early on Monday, the center said.

Hurricane Henriette slammed into Los Cabos, which is
popular with US visitors, earlier this month, killing two
fishermen and a foreign tourist.

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

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