Canadian tourists stranded by hurricane in Mexico returned home

Almost200CanadiansstrandedinLosCabos,MexicobecauseofHurricaneOdilearrivedinVancouverlateWednesday。

ThestormonSundaybatteredmanyresortsandshutdowntheairport,leavingmanytouristswonderinghowandwhenthey’dbeabletoreturnhome。

SunwingAirlinessaysoneofitsplanesarrivedinLosCabosearlyWednesday,bringingfood,waterandmedicalsupplies。

TheBoeing737thenflewtoVancouverwith190passengers,includingfiveinfants,whowereforcedtoabandontheirvacations。

Thepassengersincluded35Canadianswhohadbookedwithothercarriers。

AsecondSunwingaircraftsenttoCaboSanLucasairportwasscheduledtoreturntoTorontolaterintheeveningwithafullloadoftourists。

TheairlinesaidthatflightwouldalsoincludeCanadianswhowerebookedwithotherairlines。

Authoritiessaidtheyhadflown5,000touristsoutoftheregionbyWednesdayafternoon。

Officialsestimated30,000travellerswerestrandedbythestorm。

AfterhammeringtheBajaCaliforniaPeninsulaandotherpartsofnorthernMexico,theremnantsofOdilewereheadedfortheU。

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Southwest。

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NationalHurricaneCentersaidpartsofArizonaandNewMexicocouldget15to23centimetresofrainandwarnedofpossibleflashflooding。

IntheLosCabosarea,tensofthousandsofresidentsfacedafourthdaywithoutwaterorpowerasauthoritiestrytorestoreservices。

Lootershavestrippedmanystoresofgoods,promotingpolicetoincreasepatrolsandquestionanyonefoundonthestreetsafternightfall。


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