October 11th, 2010
04:57 PM ET

Tropical Storm Paula develops in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Paula has formed in the Caribbean according to the
National Hurricane Center.

Maximum sustained winds are 95 kph (60 mph).   Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and Cozumel.

Torrential rains are expected to spread across parts of Central America and Mexico, including Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize and the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.

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  1. Luis

    Isn't kind of strange that Central America has been pounded by many tropical storms lately?

    October 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Capt. Obvious

      Not strange at all, every storm from Africa comes our way, whether its north or central America, it's never been any different

      October 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. G-Force

    Bush's fault.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    I have a Paula story. A long time ago me and my older brother's girlfriend Paula decided to go rafting. We had this two person inflatable raft.
    We took it down to the river a few blocks away. Got the raft in the water and she got in first. But we had made a big mistake. We put the raft in too close to the dam. The current took her right out under the train tressle which was 120ft from the bridge and beyond that 50ft further was the dam. She was gonna drown! I stood there on the shoreline panicking while thinking, God please help us.
    Out of nowhere a man and woman appeared. They had a black lab. He was on very long chain leash. The man had it rolled up. He took it off the dog, whirled it in the air and flung it 60 ft. The end of it landed right in that little raft on his first throw. There wouldn't have been a second chance, she was gaining speed and under the tressle. Paula grabbed it immediately. He pulled her to shore.
    We thanked them and they disappeared back into the wooded trail area.
    Just like that.

    October 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David

    How likely is it that this storm will hit the Keys and when? I am taking my first vacation in 10 years to the Keys this Wednesday.

    October 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    Jim you never seem to amaze me!

    October 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Brieske

    tomcat. I have a much better story that will amaze you. Saving it though.

    October 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brieske

    tomcat. Upon reflection of you not being amazed with that TRUE story, I wouldn't tell the story if it wasn't true so I add this.
    Do not attack me again unless I am wrong factually or you present a rebuttal to my opinion.
    You haven't a clue about anything. The best thing you could have done was not write a word. It was a story from teenage days.
    You don't want to hear a story from several Labor Day weekends ago.

    October 12, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. tomcat

    Jim take a breath. You are very well spoken. In noway I was discounting what you wrote it was more of a jealous compliment you are good

    October 12, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    tomcat. I apologize to you. In the future, I will make sure not to comment after having a long day. I hope you will forgive me.
    Thank you for the compliment.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jim Brieske

    tomcat. Sorry for misinterpreting what you wrote. I apologize. Thanks for the compliment.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jim Brieske

    Shoot. It posted twice. I wrote it in two different forms.
    Oh well, I should have apologized twice anyways.

    October 12, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    Amazing story Jim. I've got a few stories like that myself. But none of them concern a "Paula"...so I will wait for hurricane "Zane" to tell the story of two youngsters from Colorado experiencing Texas weather for the first time.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |