Central America, Latin America: Week in Review

Tropical Storm Ernesto Heads For Central America, Mexico

August 7, 2012 By Staff

Top Story — A tropical storm warning has been issued for Honduras and Nicaragua and a hurricane warning has been issued for parts of Mexico and Belize as Tropical Storm Ernesto makes its way toward the Yucatán peninsula. Authorities in Nicaragua and some parts of Honduras may evacuate coastal areas as the storm is expected to pass along Honduras’ northern coast. Authorities in Nicaragua evacuated hundreds of people along the coast and near the border with Honduras, where the storm is expected to dump five inches of rain through Monday night and Tuesday morning. Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane on Tuesday morning with winds exceeding 74 miles per hour.

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