Aug 23, 2007, 7:32 AM
Post #7 of 8
You can check our blog; we evacuated to Cancun (Costco/Mega parking lot, Jim) and spent the night in the trailer there. Lots of rain but only isolated strong gusts, otherwise it was simply windy. Came back down to PaaMul (15km south of Playa del Carmen) and I'm really glad we left. 20ft waves and ocean made it's way to the palapas on the other side of the road from us. No damage anywhere but the beachfront palapas have a LOT of cleanup to do. We were robbed in Cancun but all 4 kids are happy and healthy and we're so lucky we didn't evacuate to Chetumal (our first choice and destination on Sunday). We are now looking to see what we can do for the folks in Chetumal and Bakalar etc.
I was ASTOUNDED by Mexico's intelligence and expertness in response and preparation for the cane. Police, military, food, kitchens, earthmovers, all in place BEFORE it hit. 150 trucks from CFE sent to Chetumal the morning after. Simply and AMAZING presence. The US could really take a huge lesson from Mexico.
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