Discussion in 'Cancun Forum' started by EngineerGuy, Aug 15, 2007.
That really sucks :evil:
Steve and everyone down there, please be safe
Best of luck to everyone down there, hopefully not as bad as being reported.
Hurricanes are very hard to predict, especially where they will hit. This one is still out in the open sea.......but nearing some islands and heading towards the mainland! Either sweeping right through cancun, or heading north in the gulf of mexico and then to the USA. Either way..............doesn't look good for anyone!! Keep praying!
mm weird the only one I really heard about was going to Puerto Rico. And or Cuba..
Not to offend any of you living in Cancun but for some of us tourists this may be a good thing... remember what happened last time after the big storm?
thats the very one dream! Cuba is right across from cancun!! Once the hurrican gets to cuba, it will either go southward towards cancun, or northward into the gulf and slam into the USA somewhere. Slight chance with will head completely northward into florida and then off into the ocean again, but...............thats not what the weather people say. Keep your fingers crossed.
Oh I heard it would hit Cuba on Monday or so...And chances are it would loose it's power by landfall..
HEre is what CNN is saying
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CNN) -- Tropical Storm Erin weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed the Texas Gulf Coast early Thursday, bringing localized heavy rain and 35-mph wind.
Tropical Storm Erin brought 35-mph wind and local heavy rain to the Texas coast Thursday morning.
The center of Erin hit the coast at 7 a.m. (8 a.m. ET) near Lamar, Texas, about 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, the National Hurricane Center said. Tropical storm warnings for Texas and Mexico were dropped.
In the previous 12 hours, while it was still a tropical storm, Erin dumped as much as 4 inches of rain in parts of the state. The system also sparked tornado warnings farther inland from the middle Texas coast.
Erin's biggest threat continues to be inland flooding, in a state that has seen frequent drenching rain for the past four months.
As Erin weakened, the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2007 season -- Hurricane Dean -- gained strength.
Hurricane warnings were issued for the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia, which means hurricane conditions are expected within the next 24 hours.
Hurricane watches continue for islands in the Lesser Antilles including Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saba and St. Eustatius, meaning that hurricane conditions, with winds of at least 74 mph, are expected within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch was also in place for St. Maarten, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis and Barbuda.
Neither the latest five-day forecast nor the latest computer models show Dean as a threat to Florida or the U.S. East Coast, although it could reach the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico early next week, with its path still uncertain.
At 7 a.m. ET Thursday, the center of Dean was about 415 miles east of Barbados. The storm's maximum sustained winds had increased to 80 mph. It was moving westward at 24 mph.
The long-range forecast has the storm reaching destructive Category 4 status -- with winds of at least 131 mph -- by Monday in the western Caribbean between Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
Dean is forecast to cross the Lesser Antilles Friday, then strengthen as it moves westward across the Caribbean to the south of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. On that track, both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands would be directly in line for a major hurrica
yep, its at this point, at cuba, that it will move, either towards the mexican eninsula or away northward! We can only hope it loses strength and moves northward!! I hate this!!!!!! Brings back all the feelings from wilma!
There's no way that this is a good thing.
To suggest otherwise is insenstive to the people that are living there and fact the possibilty of having their lives turned upside down again.
I don't even live there but to suggest that this is good for tourist certainly offends me.