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Mexico says 100 pct of power restored after Odile

October 3, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say electrical service has been restored to 100 percent of users in Baja California Sur state 17 days after Hurricane Odile knocked the power out.

That includes the resort area of Los Cabos, which sustained heavy damage from a direct hit by the Category 3 storm last month.

Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission says the storm had damaged 534 transmission towers, 1,353 transformers, 108 circuits and 7,971 electrical poles, leaving 95 percent of customers in the dark statewide.

The agency says in a Thursday statement that Odile caused more damage to Mexican electrical infrastructure than any other storm, including Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

The Los Cabos international airport is reportedly set to return to normal flight operations Friday.

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