Skip to comments.Hurricane Dean Spares Cayman Islands, Aims for Mexico
Posted on 08/20/2007 9:31:33 AM PDT by stm
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands Hurricane Dean spared the Cayman Islands the worst of its fury on Monday as it headed for a collision course with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, sending tourists fleeing for the airports and locals searching for higher ground.
Dean was already a powerful Category 4 storm as it raked the Cayman Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could grow into a monstrous Category 5 hurricane before slashing across the Yucatan Peninsula and emerging in the Gulf of Campeche, dotted with oil rigs.
Dean was several days from Texas and its path still uncertain, but the state is already saturated after an unusually rainy summer and officials were taking no changes emergency operations centers opened, prison inmates were moved inland, and sandbags distributed.
The Mexican resort city of Cancun began evacuations and arranged for extra flights to help tens of thousands of tourists leave before Dean's arrival. The hotel zone was quiet on Monday, nearly all guests gone.
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The Caribbean hurricane season lasts from June through the end of October. Most hurricanes occur in September, with August being the second most frequent month. I would never go anywhere near the Yucatan or the Caribbean in the summer or early fall. Not only do you risk a ruined trip, and disaster, but even if there isn’t a hurricane is it unbelievably hot and humid. I made that mistake once, back in the 80s, and I won’t make it again. Not a summer place.
Hurricane Dean spared the Cayman Islands - Many offshore accounts held by wealthy Republican donors spared. Some experts cite evidence of the Carl Rove weather machine in engineering the near miss.
Forget the Caribbean. Take a cruise in the Baltic Sea instead.
Try St. Thomas or St. Croix . I don’t think you even need a passport like going to peurto Rico .
If the track of the hurricane is anywhere near correct; Cancun won't get much more than rain and no high winds. - tom
"We`re going to Jamaica, we`re going to Cancun, we`re going to Houston and YEEEEAAAARGH!!!!"
By the way, anyone know if Bush has been blamed for this yet?
I hope it flattens Mexico.
I don’t. They get enough money from US already.
You are correct.
Only the gods know what Bush will send in aid with our tax money.
I will have to think of somemthing else.
Have you noticed it has not hit anything the media and forecasters have said it would.
If it does flatten Mexico, then there will be long term jobs galore. Let’s see who leaves to go home to help out.
Jobs Mexicans won’t do....
Okay...Here it goes:
I hope the hurricane takes a different route and flattens Washington, D.C.
As long as it stays away from Cabo, I don’t care. I will be there in 4 weeks. I can’t wait, I think I can taste the Margarita’s already.
www.weatherundeground.com is usually spot on most of the time.
First this storm was "aiming" for Jamaica, and missed. Then it was "aiming" for the Cayman Islands and missed.
I am beginning to think that this storm has pretty poor aim!
hahaha! Funny though. I wouldn’t want to take out DC, cuz you don’t know what you’d get next time around. Plus there are some people there that I do like. Now the HQ of ANSWER, Code Pink, The World Can’t Wait, George Soros....
Head for Cape Cod instead!
Well crumbs Im running out of ideas.
Let me think .
Think think think think ..
Okay. These storms come with a lot of angry lightning. They can be directed to the HQ of ANSWER, Code Pink, The World Cant Wait, George Soros, and more. And in wonderful West Indian speak, the storm can then drop a lash on DC.
Do you agree?
I’d like to see a big ol’ bolt of lightening hit DC. Of course, each side would be pointing fingers at the other.
DON’T GO THERE!
Check out the missing in Mexico at the same link for this thread.
The standing joke is if you run into trouble ... the LAST thing you want to do is contact the Mexican police. Mexico is hopelessly corrupt - like Aruba ... .only the violence and kidnappings are in the open.
I also heard LIBERAL blogs are saying,
GOD is punishing us because of BUSH!
BUSH is evil.
They coulnd’t possibly believe in the Judeo Christian God.
But, honestly, I was exhausted at the end of the day, constantly looking over my shoulder/listening to native conversations and being on alert for anything suspicious took some of the fun out of it.
I'd go back, almost certainly will, but for anyone thinking about a Mexico visit, for heavens sake use your head! Avoid known trouble areas (Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana, etc.) and stay alert, and enjoy yourself!
each side would be pointing fingers at the other.
I dont know what to say other than whoever is retired or reaching retirement age should think about moving to the Republic of Panama or elsewhere. I live in the Republic of Panama. (I was born here and am an American first and foremost.). Everything is so much cheaper than the USA except imported foods from the USA, which is just a little more expensive. Many MDs are US board certified. Medical attention for you and your pets are much, much cheaper here. Car insurance? Very cheap. Also, very few lawsuits almost non-existent Not like in the USA. It goes on and on.
One and one half years ago I almost never hear American English (or any other English accent) spoken in the supermarkets. Today, it is an everyday experience.
Just a thought. Get out of the USA. As much as I love my country, I just cant stand seeing it being destroyed bit by bit.
I’ll tell ya, nothing like being greeted with military with machine guns. They were also on the corners of Cartehena, where we stayed. We were warned so much about keeping track of luggage and being “aware” that it made me paranoid. I bought my emeralds and counted the days (10) to pay my pesos and GET OUT.
I never let my Dad live that down. On the beach below the hotel, I got hailed with pesos as I laid on my blanket. My Mom was “surrounded” by males asking for a date and dear old Dad sat in a lounge chair snoozing through it all.
The highlight was looking down from the hotel balcony - it was on the corner ... and seeing a male unzipped and whipping something around ... as a teen, as first I didn’t know what he had in his hand ... first thought was that it was a snake ... nope ... .
There were too may riots in Bogota to visit the city so we went to local villages. I’ll never forget the contrast. DIRT floors and color TV. The little urchins took great pride in rubbing the bellies of these helamonster that scared the crap out t of me.
NEVER again will I go to a country that really has no real rule of law.
Ah, those fun-loving Columbians. Maybe someday I’ll get there... ;^)
World travel can be very educational. But you have to travel with the idea that people everywhere are -- people.
I think you may have been either too young for the trip, or may have not been properly prepared for the world as it actually is outside of your little home village.
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
-- George Bernard Shaw
If you look at the “Atlantic floater” loop, you’ll see that just as Dean passed 85 degrees west longitude about an hour ago, it veered north a little bit. It’s just like it was thinking, “Hey, I’m gonna miss Cancun!”
Prayers for those on the ground. Rarely do you see a Cat 5 hit land. IIRC the US has only seen three hit at that rating. Even Katrina had slowed down when it came in.
But if Cancun is spared, go somewhere else. Its like going to another country without actually going to another country. Nothing but American chains and all sorts of tacky things aimed at Americans. Might as well stay in the US if you want to have a vacation that American.