October 27th, 2011
08:39 AM ET

Hurricane Rina nears Cancun

Hurricane Rina neared some of Mexico's most popular beaches Thursday, sending residents fleeing inland.

The Category 1 hurricane was packing 75 mph winds Thursday morning, but forecasters said it could weaken into a tropical storm later in the day.

Rina is expected to skim the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula Thursday night and into Friday, forecasters said.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Bimbo, it was in 1914 when I tried the climb. I am very aged.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    You should have had better wind then...

    October 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Bimbo, the truth is that it was in 1978.
    I still have good wind, and I still have acrophobia.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Oh, that was banasy.
    Well, you know I'm 115.
    People check me out here, sometimes.
    Soooo old...
    I'm waiting to see a doctor now–I'm fine, though.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Someone told me they don't let you climb the pyramid at Chichen Itza any more either. Coba, I don't know. It's in a pretty wild area. I wonder what Teotihuacan would be like? I wasn't in that part, just the Yucatan.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jonny

    Im glad the hurricane didnt hit Cancun...

    October 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
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