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Hurricane Henriette Approaches Baja

September 4, 2007
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(10:45 p.m.) -- Henriette, which reached hurricane status overnight, has approached the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Henriette is currently a Category One hurricane (the weakest on the Saffir-Simpson scale) with maximum sustained winds near 75 miles per hour; the storm is weakening.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for stretches of Baja's eastern and western coasts, which include the cruise ports of Cabo San Lucas, La Paz and Loreto. Major damage to any of these ports could affect Mexican Riviera and Sea of Cortez cruises though at this point it seems like a bullet has been dodged. The Mexican Riviera season, which exists on a year-round basis, really does go into high gear in the fall-winter-early spring cruising seasons. So far, Carnival's the major line operating there currently. Carnival has announced these itinerary changes in light of Henriette's projected path.

Henriette, the Pacific season's eighth named system, killed six people last weekend when it dumped landslide-causing rain on Acapulco as a tropical storm.

Stay tuned.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor

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