Hotels Storm-damaged Riu resorts in Los Cabos to reopen By Jeri Clausing / September 12, 2017 Share 1 -- While the world's attention was riveted on the devastation being caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Lidia was all but ignored by news organizations when it slammed into the Los Cabos section of Mexico's Baja Sur region on Sept. 1. Although it was nowhere near as devastating as Harvey, two Los Cabos resorts were damaged to the point that they were forced to close. They are only now preparing to reopen.The Riu Palace Los Cabos will reopen Wednesday, and its sister property, the Riu Santa Fe Los Cabos, remains closed until the end of next week.According to news reports, four people were killed in the storm. Los Cabos Mayor Arturo de la Rosa Escalante told CBS News that two people were electrocuted by power lines, a woman drowned after being swept away by water on a flooded street and a baby was ripped from a mother's arms as she crossed a flooded area. Video after the fact showed cars on the beach, roads covered in mud and part of a resort pool collapsed into the beach.According to a statement from the Los Cabos Tourism Authority, beaches were closed through the middle of last week and a number of hotels sustained minor damage but are now fully operational.The Riu hotels apparently were the only properties forced to close. Riu officials did not post any information on their websites about damage at the properties, but a spokeswoman said the company was working hard to get the hotels reopened. Virginia Casado said the Riu Palace would reopen on Sept. 13, and the Riu Santa Fe was set to reopen Sept. 23. She did not provide details about the extent of the damage. The tourism board on Monday said the airport is fully operational, tourist activity is back to normal, and most hotels are operating at full capacity.