Discussion in 'Cancun Forum' started by Steve, Aug 13, 2007.
So how did you post that?
thank you and god bless you all
You all have made me forget about worrying about my trip to Cancun and worry about you guys, Thanks for all the info ect ,I feel like i know a lot of you after reading here for about a year, and after living in the rural areas of Paraquay and Colombia years ago feel a fondness for all the campesinos in the latin american countries , sounds like dean is hitting those areas , my heart is heavy for them , but thanks for all the info and keeping this mortal man's thoughts focused on the important things the human aspects
Cable's still out. I'd say a weak joint somewhere in the system let go and it's no more cable tv or Internet for me until it gets fixed afterwards. Not sure who else is affected by it.
Just watching CNN International (sat TV signal is still getting through OK - no rain fade) - they're saying winds gusting to 190MPH. That's gonna hurt Chetumal.
One thing I hadn't considered until now - as the hurricane moves across the Yucatan peninsula, it might take out the main power cables heading to Cancun
Well, it’s midnight in downtown Cancun and so far not that much has happened at all. We are supposed to be experiencing the most intense part of the storm in just a couple of hours. I think we may get a few bumps and gusts yet, but right now things are quiet.
Is it the lull before the storm or do we escape unscathed?
We did have a storm around 9pm which lasted around half an hour, and looked likely to be just the start. But it died away, we had some lights flicker but that didnt last long either. It’s not even rained here for two hours. I just went outside and we dont even have puddles in the street. Seriously! Winds are light and the only noise I can hear is a slight rustling of treetops and the hum of air con units including, thankfully, mine.
It’s been a long day today, around 16 hours online. I’m off to sleep. If anything wakes me I’ll get out of bed and post but I’m starting to hope this may well be the most welcome anticlimax Cancun has seen in it’s short history.
Stay Safe everyone...........
Puerto Morelos update
So far we have had virtually no rain. Power was out from 10pm untill 12:30am. Just saw the 2:00 am (EDT) hurricane center update that stated sustained winds are at 165 mph with gust to 195 mph. I cannot begin to imagine the devastation that will cause at the point of landfall.
We have been under a curfew since 11:00pm and the last beach observation at that time had the water level close to 200 feet above mean tide level. Beach access roads had water close to our main street, Ave Javier Rojo Gomez.
Good luck Frank!
You're closer to the action than we are!
Dean Makes Landfall!!!!!!!
400 AM CDT TUE AUG 21 2007
...CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE DEAN MAKES LANDFALL ON THE EAST COAST OF
THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO...
AT 400 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DEAN WAS LOCATED
JUST INLAND NEAR LATITUDE 18.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 87.8 WEST OR ABOUT
35 MILES... 55 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CHETUMAL MEXICO AND ABOUT 195
MILES...315 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CAMPECHE MEXICO.
DEAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/HR...
AND A WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TO WESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY AND
TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER WILL CROSS THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA TODAY AND LIKELY REACH THE SOUTHERN BAY OF CAMPECHE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 165 MPH...270 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. DEAN IS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE. ALTHOUGH SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS DEAN CROSSES THE
YUCATAN PENINSULA...DEAN IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN HURRICANE STRENGTH
THROUGHOUT THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
THE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF
906 MB...26.75 INCHES...JUST BEFORE LANDFALL.
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 12 TO 18 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG
WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES IS POSSIBLE NEAR AND TO
THE NORTH OF WHERE DEAN MADE LANDFALL ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE
DEAN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF 5 TO 10 INCHES
OVER THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC AND YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO...
BELIZE...GUATEMALA...AND NORTHERN HONDURAS...WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS
OF UP TO 20 INCHES. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH
FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
REPEATING THE 400 AM CDT POSITION...18.7 N...87.8 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...165
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...906 MB.
Time to go to Bed. Hope when I wake up, things went well overall. Major damage is expected in the south, but I hope there are no casualties.
I have a new Avatar, to remind me of how a nature can change my life. Because of this, I have made new friends and this will def change the way I think about natural disasters. It kind of sucks in a way, that this was the way, but we all learn as we live.
To all a good night, or good morning to some of you...
Hope all went well........
Good morning all. Well, not much happened here, not even much wind really. More of a hurricane drill than anything. Looks like Dean made landfall at Majahual, a good thing as it was meant to hit the more populated area of Chetumal. Will keep everyone posted as we find out more about what happened down south. Here, well, it was just a little hurricane themed party.