Yucatan tourist areas withstand Isidore's fury

CANCUN, Mexico -- Hurricane Isidore was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Forecasters were predicting that the storm would head back out over water where it would likely gain strength before hitting land again as a hurricane somewhere along the Texas or Louisiana coastline.

In Cancun, rain and winds ruined beach vacations, but tourism officials reported no major damage or injuries, although some trees were uprooted in the downtown area.

Cancun airport was open for business.

In Merida, Yucatan's state capital, the storm shattered windows and toppled trees and power lines.

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