TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (August 7, 2012)--Tropical Storm Gilma has formed in the Pacific Ocean far off the coast of Mexico while Tropical Storm Ernesto is threatening the other side of the country.
Ernesto was off the coast of Honduras Tuesday and was headed toward landfall as a possible hurricane near Mexico's border with Belize.
Ernesto was 220 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.
It will become a hurricane if it reaches winds of 74 miles per hour.
Nicaraguan authorities moved some people from low-lying areas, while Honduran officials urged people along the country’s Caribbean coast to stay alert.
Gilma was 620 miles west of Mazanillo, Mexico, with winds of 40 miles per hour.
The storm is not expected to threaten land.