Residents of Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts rushed to prepare as Hurricane Norma headed toward the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula for an expected landfall Saturday, while in the Atlantic, Hurricane Tammy threatened to batter the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

Businesses in Cabo San Lucas nailed up sheets of plywood over their windows, and government personnel hung up banners warning people not to try to cross gullies and stream beds after Norma regained strength and once again became a major storm Friday.

By early Saturday, Norma had weakened slightly and was downgraded to Category 2 on the hurricane wind scale. It was located 30 miles west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas storm with winds of 100 mph (155 kmh) and moving at 8 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Norma was expected to continue on that path through the evening before turning to the northeast and slowing down through Monday.

The hurricane’s languid pace raised the possibility of severe flooding. Norma was expected to dump six to 12 inches of rain with a maximum of 18 inches in places across southern Baja California and much of Sinaloa state.

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