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

    By , Meteorologist
    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 land.AccuWeather.com
    Ya llego #Ernesto http://pic.twitter.com/Vo86DKY0Maria 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 http://twitpic.com/agrw47AccuWeather.com
    The waves and wind are getting stronger than I've ever seen! The edge of hurricane Ernesto should pass us tonight. http://pic.twitter.com/hgmpkUErAlyssa
    Been pouring for 30 minutes. Outer bands? Still not breezy & waves on the reef don't look too menacing. #Ernesto http://pic.twitter.com/UrUZuL67Blue Water Grill
    RT @ericpars: Ernesto's waves in Cancun @spann http://pic.twitter.com/hgygGKxwBamadad1985
    Follow the progress of #Ernesto with our live blog as the storm pounds the Yucatan and Belize. http://ow.ly/cOz0nAccuWeather.com
    #Ernesto downgraded to tropical storm. Still packing winds of 70 mph as it blasts through the Yucatan Peninsula.AccuWeather.com
    Amazing waves due to Tropical Storm Ernesto!! http://pic.twitter.com/raYPyfXjSab
    Water from 20 feet below spewing through cracks. Due to force of waves thanks to Ernesto. http://pic.twitter.com/thq3JzmTMarvin Caesar
    What Ernesto is doing on Humacao creating waves on our bech http://twitpic.com/afe40oAle Rodz

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