Henriette Hooks Back to Mainland Mexico

September 5, 2007

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Hurricane Henriette Approaches Baja

Tropical Storm Henriette Hooks North Toward Baja

Henriette Heads to Sea After Drenching Mexico

Tropical Storm Henriette Edges Mexican Riviera

Hurricane Henriette is on a northeasterly track, moving back toward mainland Mexico after brushing the tip of the Baja California peninsula yesterday, just east of Cabo San Lucas.

Hurricane watches and warnings along the Baja coast, including the cruise ports of La Paz and Cabo San Lucas, have been reduced to tropical storm warnings. Henriette is still a Category One storm, the weakest hurricane designation, with maximum sustained winds near 75 miles per hour. Little strengthening is expected prior to landfall; once inland, Henriette is expected to weaken.

At this point, it appears damage to Cabo San Lucas was minimal; Carnival still plans to call there tomorrow with Carnival Elation. Carnival was the only line to divert ships because of the storm (the Mexican Riviera season doesn't really ramp up until fall); for a recap of itinerary changes, click here.

We'll post new information as it is announced, so check back often.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor