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Hurricane Dean
« on: August 16, 2007, 08:19:59 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 10:46:41 AM »
 Doesn't look good, does it!  Hopefully it will keep moving fast and remain small. Maybe it will change course a little and miss some of the islands and Mexico, we can always hope!!
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 12:39:42 PM »
He's going straight to Cancun and Cozumel  :shock:

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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 12:50:20 PM »
we're watching it with great interest....

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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 10:30:19 PM »
we're watching it with great interest....

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Yes we are
Stay away from Cozumel Dean  :cussing:
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 09:39:00 AM »
Dean is now a "dangerous Category 4" Hurricane, looks like it will right run over Jamaica and Coz...
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it's looking pretty nasty

« Last Edit: August 18, 2007, 09:54:35 AM by JohnnyCastaway »
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 04:32:22 PM »
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Jamaica opened shelters nationwide on Saturday and Cuba declared a "state of alert" as the Caribbean's warm waters fueled a strengthening Hurricane Dean, with forecasters predicting the storm could grow to a powerful Category 5.

Now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds at 150 mph, Dean was expected to pass south of Hispaniola but dump as much as five inches of rain to the two countries on the island - Haiti and the Dominican Republic - which are both prone to devastating floods and mudslides.

As dark clouds rolled in from the south and a light rain began to fall, residents of the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, calmly ran errands at stores with fully stocked shelves, despite government advisories about heavy rains and possible flooding.

More: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070818/D8R3JJ5G0.html

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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 10:03:11 PM »
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/OSEIiod.html

Dean's turning into a monster. This image from the OSEI Image of the Day
Looks bad for Jamaica  :crybaby2:
It's due to hit there early tomorrow morning.
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2007, 06:10:01 AM »
And Im reading its gonna be a cat 5 by the time it hits the yucatan penisula in Mexico  :shock: Im gonna go to locogringo and see what theyre saying

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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2007, 06:19:47 AM »
 :binkybaby:  Well its interesting what they're saying in locogringo. Looks like the highway 307 is being evacuated and boarded up. good. Heres a link to the akumal beach resort webcam. It wasn't working for me when I tried maybe you guys can get it later http://www.locogringo.com/Upload/akumal-beach-cam.html

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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2007, 08:35:22 AM »
that image from the web cam is the personification of the "calm before the storm".  Nice empty sandy beach, clear blue waters that are so calm they look like a sheet of glass. 
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007, 10:04:36 AM »
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Re: Hurricane Dean
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007, 06:14:16 PM »
Yes we are
Stay away from Cozumel Dean  :cussing:

Good news for Coz..

Dean Has Minimal Effects   



Hurricane Dean passed by about 130 miles (210 km) to the south of Cozumel last night, bringing rain and wind to the island but with minimal effects.

Locals in Cozumel estimate that wind speeds were not much higher than 60 miles per hour (100kmh).
 

There has been no interruption to power, the downtown seafront looks just as it did yesterday and there is virtually no damage to buildings or other infrastructure.

Tom Fryer, owner of the Hotel Flamingo, said that downtown would "probably be back to normal tomorrow". With minimal clean-up being required, tourists will be able to resume their vacations almost immediately.

The category 5 storm made landfall near Mahajual on the coast of Mexico around 2.30am local time, said the National Hurricane Center in the United States.

Although the intensity of the storm has dropped now it is over land, other parts of the country continue to be on alert as the storm crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and moves towards the Gulf of Mexico.

http://thisiscozumel.com/content/view/543/2/