Three people dead as Lidia lashes Los Cabos

Three people dead as Lidia lashes Los Cabos

Victims were swept away by floodwaters produced by torrential rain

e have been reported dead during the passing of tropical storm Lidia across Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

The National Water Commission said this morning that 670 millimeters of rain had fallen in 24 hours in San José del Cabo. One report said it was the highest recorded since 1933.

Baja California Sur and Jalisco have experienced the worst of the heavy rain, the commission said. Torrential rain has also been reported in Nayarit and Sinaloa, and Lidia was generating heavy rainfall as far away as Mexico City.

More than 1,500 residents of high-risk areas in Los Cabos are being housed in 17 emergency shelters.

Many citizens turned to social networks to seek help or news about relatives.

A woman and two men were reported to have drowned in Cabo San Lucas after being swept away by floodwaters, although no official information has been released.