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Ernesto downgraded to tropical storm

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Residents walk past swaying palm trees following the passing of Hurricane Ernesto in Mahahual, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on Aug. 8.

Hurricane Ernesto was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall on Aug. 8, 2012. The storm has top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

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A damaged gas station stands after the passing of tropical storm Ernesto in Mahahual, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on Aug. 8.

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Tropical Storm Ernesto moves west over land in the Yucatan peninsula on Aug. 8 in Mexico.

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