According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Emily has weakened slightly. Its winds are now at 135 miles-per-hour. Forecasters say it will likely weaken further as it heads across
the peninsula and enters the Gulf of Mexico.
It's expected to slam the popular resorts of Cozumel and Cancun. Tourists jammed Cancun's airport earlier today. Others were transported inland. Many residents and off-shore oil workers have also been evacuated.
Emily caused heavy flooding that swept four people to their
deaths in Jamaica on Saturday. And two people were also killed in a
helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. After entering the Gulf again, Emily will likely make landfall again on Wednesday anywhere from northeastern Mexico to southern Texas.
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