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Hurricane Ernesto Hits Mexico

Tourists are evacuating the beach after Hurricane Ernesto moved towards landfall on the resorts along Mexico’s Caribbean coast Tuesday night. Ernesto was upgraded from a tropical storm earlier Tuesday afternoon, and is set to unleash winds up to 85 mph and torrential rainfall on the Yucatan area near Mexico’s border with Belize. Thousands of tourists are being evacuated or sent to storm shelters. Though the worst of the storm is expected to hit just south of higher-trafficked locales like Cancun and the Riviera Maya, the resort areas will still withstand strong rain and winds.

August 7, 2012 11:14 PM