Hurricane Ernesto Hits Mexico

    ATLANTIC OCEAN - AUGUST 6: In this handout photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tropical Storm Ernesto moves west along the coast of Honduras August 6, 2012 in the in the Caribbean Sea. Ernesto dropped heavy rains on Jamacia but hasn't made any direct hits on land.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

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    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.

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