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Storm Over Baja California Weakens to Tropical Depression


The storm over Mexico's Baja California peninsula has weakened to a tropical depression two days after coming ashore as a hurricane.

As the storm lost strength Sunday, President Vicente Fox toured the area to survey the damage from Hurricane John.

Mr. Fox said it was fortunate that there was no reported loss of life and that the damage was relatively modest.

Thousands of people were evacuated as the storm damaged homes, downed power lines and flooded streets.

Forecasters said the storm will bring rain to the southwestern United States.

The storm made landfall as a hurricane late Friday on the southern tip of the peninsula, missing a direct hit on tourism centers and heavily populated areas.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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