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Hurricane Emily

Posted by Martin Orr on Saturday, 16 July 2005 at 20:33

Hurricane Emily is heading straight for the Yucantán peninsula. It seems certain that there will be heavy rain from tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, and we may be hit by the storm itself later in the evening (early Monday morning BST). Preparations ae being made, the windows of our hotel rooms have been taped up and some have been boarded up (the biggest danger seems to be from the windows breaking). The expedition to Chichen-Itza tomorrow has been moved forward a couple of hours to ensure we get home before the rain, and the closing ceremony on Monday may be cancelled.

The hotel is one of the three most hurricane-proof buildings in Mérida, so we will be safe in a windowless room. However, whether we are directly hit by the storm or not, there is a high probability that our journey home will be delayed in the aftermath.

-- Martin

Tags hurricane, imo, mexico


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