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Marlene / Moderator


Sep 15, 2006, 5:08 PM

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T'is the Season

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http://www.cfe.gob.mx/...fico/avisos2006/lane

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml


We are getting some preparations together just in case, given the many warnings issued in the last 24 hours. Some local hotels are boarding up windows; the usual precautions under the circumstances.



morgaine7


Sep 15, 2006, 8:34 PM

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Re: [Marlene] T'is the Season

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You're not alone ... parts of BCS are still recovering from Hurricane John, and Lane looks like it could go either way.
Here's another weather link (English and Spanish):
http://www.eebmike.com/
My house in La Paz is being remodeled and is empty, but my thoughts are with friends there and elsewhere in the path. Be prepared, and be safe, all of you!

Kate


patricio_lintz


Sep 16, 2006, 3:18 PM

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Good luck. I hope that you hav e electricity and can update us on how you folks in mazatlan weathered the storm.








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Marlene / Moderator


Sep 16, 2006, 3:37 PM

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Re: [patricio_lintz] T'is the Season

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Hurricane Lane passed very close to Mazatlan earlier today and made landfall a little to the North not long ago. We pretty much need a chain saw to clear the fallen trees from in front of our carport and parking area. Many of the city streets are heavily flooded and there is a panga stationed in a nearby Fracc. in case of emergencies. Cars have been abandoned in the roadways and there are many detours.

For the most part, electricity and telephone service has been stable all day with a few bumps this morning during the worst of the winds. The airport is closed and a few signs, satellite dishes and other flying objects in addition to trees falling, were reported around town. My brother-in-law is a photographer for the Noroeste and was called to work this morning despite the elements, so there will be a picture story in tomorrow's newspaper. He apparently dodged a flying rooftop antenna in el Centro so wasn't in the finest mood, but did get good pictures.

It's not over yet since the rain continues to pour down, but the wind has at least subsided. It will basically be flood reports throughout the weekend, and hopefully those living in less than rain-proof accommodations will have homes when this is over. It really has not been a good day to be a bird! Our thoughts are with relatives in Culiacan now as that is where Lane will visit next.


(This post was edited by Marlene on Sep 16, 2006, 3:41 PM)


morgaine7


Sep 16, 2006, 8:32 PM

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Re: [Marlene] T'is the Season

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El Universal posted some photos from Mazatlan that illustrate your description. Wonder if any are your brother-in-law's?
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/noticias.html
(follow link that says "Fotogalerķa: Lane toca tierra en Sinaloa")
As you say, it's far from over. I hope those in flood-prone areas are being evacuated if the situation warrants. Thoughts are with you and your relatives farther north.

Kate


Marlene / Moderator


Sep 16, 2006, 9:30 PM

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Kate, thanks for sending the link to those photos. Folks were being taken to the Lions Club for safety and they captured that.
 
 
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