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Emily

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by Rick Murchison, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. divergalinla

    divergalinla Nassau Grouper

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    Don, I agree with you. I lived through a not-so-major hurricane in south Louisiana quite a few years ago..I was in Houma, and even though we got no storm surge, there was flooding all over, and I mean DEEP flooding, electricity out, water out, phones out, etc. for several days. There is no way I would fly down there now. On an island especially - if you get down there, and realize it is worse than you thought, then you may be stuck there. No way would I risk it.......especially with family members. Insurance or not!
    Kathy
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Thanks for your input here. Suggestions from me, who has lived at 3,000 feet or higher all my life, certainly don't carry as much as from you folks who have been thru these. Curious why the Florida experts weren't posting here...?

    It looks like it's safe to fly to Jamaica and The Caymans, now - altho I do not know anything about damages there yet, or how much fun it would be to dive in those stirred up waters.

    I got an email from my favorite Cozumel dive operator today, telling friends and customers about how they were hiding from Emily. It seems that the local phone company is taking down the satellite receivers to hide them from the storm, so Coz may be without phone and internet for several days.

    There's a couple of threads in this forum from members who just escaped Ambergris Cay Belize and Cozumel. It sounds like getting out was pretty hairy, with not getting out being worse. :11:

    And some members were thinking about flying to the path of this thing a few days ago. :cut: Except I understand - when you have saved and planned for a long time, it's difficult to give up. If Emily had come thru this same path two weeks later, I'm sure all of us on our Utila trip would be upset. I guess it could yet happen again with another storm, but of course - hoping not.

    Right now, wishing the best for all those who live on or are visiting the Yucatan, Cozumel and other nearby islands.
     
  3. MoonWrasse

    MoonWrasse Loggerhead Turtle

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  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Oh come on now. We could start tracking every swirl between here and Africa. I don't see much to get excited there yet. :bablefish
     
  5. divergalinla

    divergalinla Nassau Grouper

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    Location: central La.
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  6. halocline

    halocline Solo Diver

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    Delta extended the July 18 free rescheduling to allow me, originally on the 19th, to move my trip to Thursday, which is as late as I can go without cancelling altogether. They did this after I explained to them that Emily would be hitting Coz/Cancun much later than the rest of the caribbean, and to their credit, they bought it.

    So, unless the damage is more severe than I anticipate (sure hope I don't have to eat those words) I'll be there on Thursday, either diving or helping clean up...

    The latest (11:00PM Sun) advisory shows Emily weakening a bit; pressure is in category 3, but winds are into the category 4 region. From what I have read, Cozumel seems to be as ready as possible. It also appears that the eye will pass almost directly over Tulum. I wonder how many storms like this Tulum has weathered in the last 1200 years?
     
  7. alcina

    alcina Missing Diva. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For those travelling immediately the all clear is given from the airlines, please spare a thought also for those who are living there and who will be your guides, maid, servers, drivers etc - just because the hurricane is gone, doesn't mean life is back on track. These things leave a tremendous amount of disruption - even if you don't get hit as hard as you think you will you then have to undo all the prep you put in.

    So please be extra patient, realise that although things may look normal they are not and try to be as aware as possible that you are truly a Stranger in a Strange Land even more so than usual.

    My best wishes to all those involved...from a Category 5 survivor :)
     
  8. Dee

    Dee ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very good advice, alcina. :thumb:
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Very good indeed...!! :wink:

    I guess our friends there are talking it on the nose at this moment. My thoughts are with them of course, but thanks for reminding me that those who will be there to serve us next week are mostly those who didn't leave, didn't go to the shelters until the last minute, or stayed home - in their shacks.

    I've been told I over tip in Cozumel and less developed sites. I think not.
     
  10. Giggi

    Giggi Barracuda

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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends who are being hit...stay safe and may your damage be minimal (if at all). I wish I could come down and help with cleanup.
     

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