At 115 MPH, Wilma Slams Into Cancun

After battering Cozumel Island with 140 mph winds Friday, Wilma came ashore overnight near Playa de Carmen in a sparsely populated area of luxury resorts about 30 miles south of Cancun and creeped toward this city, weakening to a Category 3 storm.

The hurricane has now stalled, intensifying the damage.

At 11 a.m. EDT, the hurricane’s eye was just outside Cancun and about 400 miles southwest of Key West, Fla. Hurricane force winds extended out 85 miles from the eye and gale force winds up to 200 miles.

The current storm track shows Wilma hitting the Florida peninsula by Monday morning.

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