MERIDA, Mexico, Oct 2 (AFP) - Tropical
Storm "Larry," churning the Gulf of Mexico, is cause for a high
alert, Mexican authorities said Thursday.
Heavy rains "have toppled dozens
of trees and made some highways impassible," Javier Medina, head of
the Yucatan state civil defense told journalists.
Larry is 310 kilometers (193 miles) west
of Celestun, the westernmost port on the Yucatan peninsula's northern coast,
in the Gulf of Mexico. It is predicted to sustain winds of 85 kilometers
(53 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 105 kilometers (65 miles) per hour.