Hurricane "Ernesto" on Wednesday reached the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula and weakened to the level of the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S..
The maximum wind speed at the center of the cyclone decreased to 110 kilometers per hour. At the moment, the epicenter of the storm is 85 miles from the Mexican city of Chetumal and is moving west at a speed of about 24 kilometers per hour.
As the weather forecasters, "Ernesto" could regain hurricane strength after it crosses the epicenter of the Bay of Campeche.
In anticipation of Hurricane Mexican authorities evacuated about 600 residents of the fishing village of Punta Allen (Punta Allen) in Quintana Roo. The evacuation was carried out in other areas.
Previously, "Ernesto" swept over the area several island States of the Caribbean Sea. On the island of Dominica due to strong winds for two days not worked airport, and government of Saint Lucia, fearing the consequences of the storm for a few hours to close shop.
Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category on the Saffir-Simpson scale that evaluates the potential damage from the disaster, its wind speed is 120 kilometers per hour.