Disaster Alert: Hurricane Ernesto

Disaster Alert

Caribbean — Ernesto upgraded to hurricane strength today as it continues to move across the Caribbean Sea toward the Yucatan Peninsula. High winds and heavy rainfall are expected in Belize and parts of Mexico, presenting serious risks of flash floods and landslides.

The American Red Cross is monitoring the situation and continues to work closely with Red Cross societies in the region to support disaster preparedness activities throughout the Caribbean, including strengthening hurricane shelters and digging drainage canals.

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