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Mexico says power at 15 percent in Los Cabos, as hurricane death toll rises to 5

Workers of Mexico's Federal Electric Commission (CFE) work to raise new electrical utility poles in San Jose de los Cabos, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Six days after the passing of hurricane Odile, electrical power has yet to be restored. Mexico's President Pena Nieto has described the damage the storm caused to the electrical infrastructure as the worst in the history of the country's electrical commission. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Workers of Mexico's Federal Electric Commission (CFE) work to raise new electrical utility poles in San Jose de los Cabos, Mexico, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Six days after the passing of hurricane Odile, electrical power has yet to be restored. Mexico's President Pena Nieto has described the damage the storm caused to the electrical infrastructure as the worst in the history of the country's electrical commission. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)  (The Associated Press)

Mexican authorities are struggling to get power back on in the resort area of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through.

The Federal Commission of Electricity says electricity has been restored to 15 percent of users in the popular vacation communities on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

The Tourism Department said in a statement Monday that nearly 27,000 people have been airlifted out on more than 200 special flights. It added that the heavily damaged Los Cabos International Airport is expected to be operating normally Oct. 8.

On Sunday authorities announced that a drowned man had been found in a local mangrove thicket, raising to five the number of deaths attributed to the storm. He was identified as a British tourist whose wife also died.