Hurricane Odile: Majority of Tourists Evacuated, Government Assesses Damage

It's been a week since Hurricane Odile tore across Los Cabos, and Yahoo News is reporting that there is still no water, no electricity and a shortage of food in the destination. Almost all of the tourists have been evacuated, freeing up the time of the Mexican government to focus on rebuilding the area. 

"Some 8,000 troops have been dispatched to the area to help with the task, but it has been an uphill slog," Yahoo News reports. "The government sent a shipment of tons of food Friday, providing relief to some, but the aid has not always reached those most in need. The military is helping rebuild highways and resorting the area's devastated electrical grid, but it could be days longer before it is fully repaired."

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Here is an updated look at the hotels and tour operators in the area.

The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is reporting that all tourists have departed the hotel as of last Friday. At this time, the resort is closed to arrivals and no longer accepting reservations. "We are presently assessing the full extent of physical damage and will share an update on hotel status once completed," the hotel posts on its Facebook page. "We continue working with the local authorities and our tourism partners, as well as doing all we can to help our team members affected by the storm." 

Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar in Los Cabos is reporting that its staff members are safe and unharmed. Starwood has a team on the ground in Los Cabos focused on assisting them and there is in place a program to help them with their needs, both immediate and long term.

Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos will not be accepting any new guests until operations resume at the Los Cabos International Airport or further notice. The resort is currently in the process of assessing property damage but can confirm that all current guests and staff members are safe with the resort in an operational state. As of Friday, 94 guests had been evacuated. 

Amstar DMC representatives were present at the Los Cabos International Airport on Thursday, September 18 until 8 pm. Apple Vacations passengers who were identified were provided water and assistance boarding the rescue flights. The US Consulate on the ground in Los Cabos confirmed that everyone waiting at the airport was able to depart Thursday. On Friday, September 19, Amstar DMC representatives were on hand to to assist Apple Vacationers who, for some reason, did not depart on Thursday. Amstar reps will also visit hotels to recover any luggage that passengers may have left behind in hotel storage. 

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