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Hurricane Emily Lashes Mexico

Hurricane Emily bore down on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 135 mph winds on July 17. As the storm approached, Mexican authorities moved quickly to...
July 19, 2005

Hurricane Emily bore down on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 135 mph winds on July 17.  As the storm approached, Mexican authorities moved quickly to evacuate 90,000 people throughout Quintana Roo state, including 30,000 tourists from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.  Before it even made landfall, the storm was blamed for at least seven deaths as it swept northwest across the Caribbean toward Cozumel island and Cancun.  If Emily remains on its present course, forecasters expect it to cross the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall again in northeastern Mexico or southern Texas later in the week.

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