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PHOTOS: Odile Leaves Trail of Damage in 'Worst Case Scenario' for Baja California Resorts

By by Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014, 12:31:25 AM EDT

Odile wreaked havoc on Baja California by unleashing torrential rainfall and threatening flooding earlier this week.

Baja California Sur suffered the worst of the storm's intense rain, surf and wind as Odile made landfall on Sunday night as a Category 3 hurricane.

This ties the record for the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Baja California Sur during the satellite era, with Hurricane Olivia in 1967.

Residents and tourists in Baja California captured photos of the storm's impacts.

On Monday, strong winds, gusting as high as 225 kph (140 mph), knocked out power and forced property owners to put their storm shutters to use.

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On Facebook Sunday, Peter Smothers, a guest at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa Los Cabos, said the storm forced he and four family members to hunker down in a 6-by-8-foot bathroom.

The deck of the resort filled with rain, forcing water into the family's room.

"Feeling safe most of the time," he wrote on Facebook. "This place is taking a beating."

The video below captures the scene from the seventh floor of the resort:

Odile left Cabo San Lucas resident Monica Shahan Diaz Rivera without electricity on Monday morning. This was the second storm in two weeks for Rivera, who also endured Norbert in early September.

"The storm was HORRIBLE," she posted on Facebook. "Even with our hurricane shutters our glass still almost blew out. But we did not lose windows nor doors. Just water was forced through the kids bedroom."

"Odile came right over the heavily populated areas, the Cabo San Lucas area, where all the hotels are located," Western Weather Expert Ken Clark said.

"It pushed a lot of water into the resort areas. This was probably a worst case scenario for them."

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