Hurrican Dean- Jamaica & Cancun Brides- lets keep our fingers crossed
Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:30 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:35 PM
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Fortunately we were not greatly affected here in Ocho Rios. We are alive and are very grateful that. Some homes are flooded and most places are without electricity.
Again, thanks for your prayers.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:40 PM
Trista - I'm so happy to hear that everything is working out for you!!! That's such terrific news!
Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:04 PM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:00 AM
I got word from my friend in JA via her brother, and she says they are alright. Still without power because at their private residence there is no generator, and they are only a tiny bit concerned about a mudslide since they are somewhat in the hills and everything is still very wet. They have family in Spanish Town with significant property damage but that's not a big tourist area. She mentioned something about all of Jamaica being declared a state of emergency for a month. That may just effect residents of Jamaica as I'm quite sure the resorts will be fully functional on their generators if nothing else. And the airport is open so I don't see any of our brides having a major problem.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:09 AM
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:45 AM
What area is Costa Maya? Is that Different from Riviera Maya? Sorry, I haven't pulled up a map yet.
Hurricane Dean made landfall around 3:30 am (Central Time) with 165 mile per hour winds near Costa Maya, Mexico. It is the first landfalling category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida in 1992. Its pressure of 906 millibars is the third lowest pressure at landfall behind the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane in the Florida Keys and Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 in Cancun, Mexico.
Data from the hurricane hunter aircraft shows that Dean continued to strengthen all the way up to its landfall. Now that the center is moving ashore, it will weaken as it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula today. However, Dean should maintain hurricane status and then restrengthen over the southern Bay of Campeche before making a final landfall Wednesday in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
As of 4 am (Central time), the center of Dean was located near 18.7 North, 87.8 West, which is about 35 miles east-northeast of Chetumal, Mexico, or 195 miles east-southeast of Campeche, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are near 165 miles per hour. Minimum pressure is near 906 millibars.
The resorts of Cancun and Cozumel will not feel the full brunt of Hurricane Dean but waves on the order of 18 to 24 feet are expected to crash along the shores resulting in severe beach erosion. Squalls of tropical storm-force winds and heavy rains will rotate in across the resorts early this morning, then improve slowly later this afternoon.
Various hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings are in place.
Remember that watches mean that conditions are possible within 36 hours; warnings mean that conditions are expected within 24 hours.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic, a tropical wave is bringing disorganized showers a few hundred miles north of the Leeward Islands. There is some potential for slow development with this system as it moves to the west.
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