Hurricane Earl bears down on Central America

August 4, 2016 6:33 AM

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Hurricane Earl bears down on Central America

GUATEMALA CITY: The outlying sweep of a tropical hurricane gliding across the Caribbean started lashing northern Central American countries on Wednesday amid warnings from authorities of the risk of impending floods and mud slides.

Honduras, which issued a red alert for its islands in the Caribbean, reported the advance fringe of Hurricane Earl was hitting its northern coast, but there was no emergency reported as yet. Airports in the region were closed.

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