Tropical storm Ernesto, downgraded to a
tropical storm from hurricane status, moved across southeastern
Cuba on Aug. 28, bringing heavy rains, flooding and mud slides in
The storm already was
blamed for one death in Haiti, according to preliminary
track prompted hurricane watches along Florida's east coast and all
of the Keys.
Florida Governor Jeb
Bush earlier ordered a mandatory visitor evacuation in the
In the Bahamas, storm
watches were posted for Andros Island, Bimini and Grand Bahama
Island as well as Ragged Island and Great Exuma.
Royal Caribbean altered
the itinerary of its Rhapsody of the Seas, which sailed from
Galveston on Aug. 27. Revised port calls include Belize City on
Aug. 30; Costa Maya, Mexico on Aug. 31; and Cozumel on Sept.
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