Hurricane Norbert batters Mexico

Storm hits northwest Pacific coast, damaging houses and distrupting power supply.

    Hurricane Norbert came ashore at Puerto
    Cortes on the Baja California peninsula [AFP]

    "A man trying to cross the Miramar creek has been reported as missing after the current swept him away," the authorities in Loreto, one of the Mexican municipalities Norbert tore through, said.

    At 0300 GMT on Sunday the eye of Norbert was located about 195km east-northeast of Loreto, the US-based National Hurricane Center reported.

    Mass evacuations

    Some 2,850 people were housed in temporary shelters.

    Forty per cent of homes were totally or partially damaged on the islands of Margarita and Magdalena, mainly having lost their roofs, according to a report from state protection services.

    In the Baja California capital of La Paz, the storm knocked out power to 13,000 homes, and to 8,000 more in Ciudad Constitution, the Federal Electricity Commission reported.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.