Photos Capture Heavy Rain, Huge Waves as Ernesto Lashes the Yucatan

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August 10, 2012; 7:10 PM ET
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Photos Capture Huge Waves From Ernesto

Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Aug 08 2012 04:09:38

Take cover! RT @michaelchen68: Winds picking up in Cancun area as the outer bands of hurricane #Ernesto approach
Ya llego #Ernesto Hugues
The tweet above reads, "Ernesto has arrived already."

Hurricane Ernesto made landfall around 11 p.m. EDT along the southern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, near the Mexico-Belize border, as a category 1 storm.
RT @accu_dickey: Belize radar shows Hurricane #Ernesto has made landfall along the Yucatan
The waves and wind are getting stronger than I've ever seen! The edge of hurricane Ernesto should pass us tonight.
Been pouring for 30 minutes. Outer bands? Still not breezy & waves on the reef don't look too menacing. #Ernesto Water Grill
RT @ericpars: Ernesto's waves in Cancun @spann
Follow the progress of #Ernesto with our live blog as the storm pounds the Yucatan and Belize.
#Ernesto downgraded to tropical storm. Still packing winds of 70 mph as it blasts through the Yucatan
Amazing waves due to Tropical Storm Ernesto!!
Water from 20 feet below spewing through cracks. Due to force of waves thanks to Ernesto. Caesar
What Ernesto is doing on Humacao creating waves on our bech Rodz


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