Hurricane Norbert Bruising the Baja Peninsula

Headed straight for the Pacific Coast, officials issue warnings of strong rip currents and dangerous waves.
1:35 | 09/05/14

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It's a bureaucratic issue that appears to be solved. Now, to severe weather. Look at the weather wall. Hurricane Norbert on the March. Spawning monster waves, and monsoo monsoons. The forecast in a moment. But first, Cecilia Vega, bracing for Norbert. Reporter: Waves crashing on the beach of los Cabos, Mexico. Winds whipping palm trees, drenching vacations. I wouldn't go out there now. Reporter: That's hurricane Norbert bruising the baja California peninsula. And now it's heading straight for the pacific coast. Its strong winds already giving surfers in Long Beach a wild ride. Today in southern California, warnings of strong rip currents and dangerous waves. A reminder of the powerful punch Norbert could pack. Just last week, hurricane Marie kicked up dangerously high swells on the Los Angeles coast. You see the beach, and it looks so inviting. In between the sets of waves, it looks small. Reporter: So far this year there have been more than 12,000 Los Angeles county beach rescues. That's the highest in over 15 years. We just witnessed a lifeguard jump in for a rescue. He told me they plan to be in and out of these waters all day long with the waves as high as they are. The lifeguards say they are doing everything they can, David, to keep this beach safe.

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