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Hurricane Rina Aims at Riviera Maya

By October 27, 2011

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A weakened Hurricane Rina is just south of Cozumel this morning and is expected to cross the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula sometime tonight or early Friday morning. Rina has diminished to a Category 1 hurricane, defying earlier predictions that it would grow into a major hurricane.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph. Landfall is likely to occur somewhere in the major tourist zone of the Riviera Maya.

Cruise ships have been rerouted to other destinations, any some tourists have decided to cut short their vacations in Cancun and Cozumel and depart ahead of the storm. Cancun's airport, the major gateway to the region, remains open. Local tourism officials have urged travelers scheduled to visit the region to put off their plans until the storm passes.

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October 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm
(1) Mexico Resorts says:

Seems that the hurricane is slowing down. It went down over the last 24 hrs from a cat.3 hurricane to a tropical storm. Anyway I expect it to bring lot’s of rain, since it’s moving very slow and the Caribbean sea is very warm.

October 28, 2011 at 10:56 am
(2) gocaribbean says:

Rina was down to a tropical storm by the time it reached Cancun and Cozumel. Waiting to get some damage reports. It’s now a tropical depression…

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