watches and warnings were posted as far north as the
Georgia-Florida border to Naples on the Gulf of Mexico and south to
the Florida Keys as tropical storm Ernesto, which could be reborn
as a Category 1 hurricane, inched closer to a Florida landfall.
Officials in the Florida
Keys, where a mandatory visitor evacuation went into effect Aug.
27, reminded vacationers planning to visit the Keys that all travel
was prohibited until a directive is issued by the Monroe County
Carnival Cruise Lines'
Fascination, which sailed from Miami Aug. 28, substituted a port
call in Calica in Mexico's Yucatan for Key West on Aug.
Enchantment of the Seas, which left Port Everglades on Aug. 28,
spent a day at sea on Aug. 29 instead of calling in Key
Tropical storm warnings
remained in effect in Grand Bahama and several of the Bahamas Out
Islands as well.
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