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Climate change effect: Hurricane damages vacation spot

A tourists on Monday looks to the ocean from inside a debris-filled area at the Hilton hotel after the resort sustained severe damage from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico. Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.
A tourists on Monday looks to the ocean from inside a debris-filled area at the Hilton hotel after the resort sustained severe damage from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico. Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. The Associated Press

Resorts and vacation hangouts are suffering as much because of climate change as some ski resorts are.

Hurricane Odile blasted Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula this week. It swamped vacations for a lot of people.

About 30,000 tourists were housed in temporary shelters, and the Category 3 hurricane closed Los Cabos internatioal airport. The storm hit near Cabo San Lucas late Sunday night, blowing out windows in luxury hotels, damaging buildings, knocking down power poles and trees.

Vacation spots known for warm climates, sunny days and beautiful beaches may have to adjust because of climate change just as ski resorts have had to move higher up many mountain locations.

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