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10/21/05-Cozumel, Mexico

Hurricane Wilma Lashing The Yucatan

The warnings grow more dire by the moment as Hurricane Wilma continues its approach on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters say Wilma remains a Category Four hurricane packing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, with the possibility of building back to Category Five status.

In the resort town of Cancun, thousands of people have shuttered themselves into shelters and hotel ballrooms. Mexican President Vicente Fox says it's most important to protect human lives.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for parts of Cuba to Cozumel and its nearby islands. Cuba has evacuated more than 200-thousand people. Forecasters say Wilma could produce large amounts of rain across portions of western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Forecasters are urging people still in the Florida Keys and the Florida Peninsula to closely monitor the storm's progress.

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