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T.S. Juliette Hits Mexico Resorts, Kills One

August 29, 2013

By The Associated Press

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CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Tropical Storm Juliette blew down trees and power lines as it blasted across the tourist resorts at the tip of Mexico`s Baja California Peninsula, causing at least one death, officials said Thursday.

The storm`s maximum sustained winds decreased to near 45 mph after hitting 50 mph overnight. It is projected to weaken and curve away from land, into the Pacific.

The storm flooded low-lying areas and collapsed at least one house, according to civil defense officials.

Municipal police commander Martin Espinoza said one man died because of an electrical shock in a neighborhood where people commonly draw power with jury-rigged, illegal taps into electricity lines.

Emergency workers went door to door urging people in high-risk areas to go to shelters, but many refused.

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