Hurricane Mitch

NPR's Phillip Davis reports from Cancun, Mexico, on the progress of Hurricane Mitch. The storm has been downgraded from a category five to a category three hurricane, as its sustained winds have dropped to about a hundred and twenty miles an hour. But Mitch—which has already reportedly caused several deaths—is stalled just off the northern coast of Honduras, flooding the area and forcing evacuations. Coastal residents in Guatemala and Belize have also fled inland, and residents in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are preparing for the storm as well.



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