08/03/2016 The Wall Street Journal
Hurricane Earl moved Wednesday toward the coasts of Belize and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, where it was expected to make landfall with threats of heavy rain and flooding.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami upgraded the tropical storm to a hurricane around 5 p.m. EDT.
“Earl has become a larger system, and its hazards, primarily rainfall, will affect a large portion of Central America, the Yucatán Peninsula and eastern Mexico,” the center said. The center of the storm was 150 miles east of Belize City, moving westward across the Caribbean sea.