UPDATED-- Hurricane Dean (Cat 5)

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  1. Steve

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    So how did you post that?
     
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    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
     
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    Via DSL.

    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 :(
     
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    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.
     
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    Stay Safe everyone...........
     
  6. Mellow_in_Puerto Morelos

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    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.
     
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    Good luck Frank!

    You're closer to the action than we are!
     
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    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
    TONIGHT.

    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
    MILES...280 KM.

    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
    YUCATAN PENINSULA.

    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.
     
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    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........
    SVT......
     
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    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. :)
     
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    Did it rain last night? I dont know I slept through the whole night.

    I've only surveyed my nearby area at the moment, no trees down, satellite dishes still affixed to roofs, a few puddles but no standing flood water, no power outages. I understand the airport never needed to close either (unconfirmed). Winds no higher than 30/40mph I'd guess.

    I would expect tourists (the few that are here) had a comfortable night, few if any hotels evacuated in the end. I guess their worse concerns were that alcohol was stopped from being served and the clubs were closed.

    Things are clearing already and we may even see some sunshine today. Tomorrow, if not today, will be back to normal business for Cancun.
     
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    Very good to hear! I was watching some weather channel footage this morning and it looked like Majahual was taking a serious beating. That whole town can't be more than 10-15 feet above sea level. Prayers and thoughts for all the people down that way and I am glad all of you guys in Cancun are safe and sound.
     
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    Happy to hear that things are good there in Cancun in general and with all of you. That is too bad though about further South, hopefully there is no loss of lives.

    I remember after Wilma trying to find info about the status of Cancun, that is when I found this website, and became addicted to it. :D This is a great source of information and also your other website that you set up for the hurricane info. All of you that live there have posted such good up to date info about the hurricane now, and just good information before.

    Good luck and hopefully it will be sunny today for you!!
     
  14. Rob0829

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    Hello all,

    Very glad to hear that the residents of Cancun seem to be unharmed. And that the area of Cancun seems to be in good shape.

    A question that I have is does anyone know what the word out of Puerto Aventuras is? I have a trip scheduled starting Sept. 1 and I was curious as to how hard this area was hit. Thanks.
     
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    Im watching CNN (albeit on SKY in the uk) but they have a reporter there standing next to the beach at one of the hotels.

    The sea is looking very rough, but the sea doesnt seem to be coming over the wall.

    There was some flooding not to far from where hes reporting i think. But they havent had a chance to survey the damage around the area yet as the wind is still very stong there.
     
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    Great to hear steve!! I was watching live updates on weather.com and other news channels from their live people "in the field" and from what they saw and where showing, you are completely right!! Will continue to look for updates, happy to hear all is well!
     
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    Glad to hear all went well Steve, I'm curious about the folks further south of you. Wow, you slept through it, that's great. I don't even live there and kept checking the weather channel. I know today is going to be another busy day for all of you. Thanks for the great updates on the hurricanecancun website and I shall be in Cancun on Sunday.

    Mignon and John
     
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    YAY!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOO glad everyones ok!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Glad to hear that everyone in Cancun is okay and it didn't get hit hard like before. See all of you soon. Hopefully in Oct.
     
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    Sounds like good news for Cancun and surrounding area. Seems the media was making every attempt to make it sound more devastating than it turned out to be. Quoting CNN: "the storm is raging in land moving at 20 mph". Raging? 20 mph?

    Thanks for the updates all!