Hurricane Rina is hurtling towards Cancun, a popular tourist resort in Mexico.
The storm, which has sustained winds of up to 110 miles per hour, is expected to hit the Caribbean coast in the next 24 hours, prompting the Mexican government to issue travel warnings.
Hurricane Rina tracking map - Wunderground.com
It has already brushed Nicaragua and Honduras, where dozens of people have been reported killed by flooding and mudslides.
Forecasters predict it will strengthen as it nears the Mexican coast today before hurtling towards Cozumel, another popular resort in Mexico.
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About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.