i've set up (but not activated yet) an emergency area of the message board
so if the shit hits the fan, two addl areas on the board will open. one for general storm posts for any web user, and an emergency zone for local emergency information, read only for web users. Emergency personnel on the island who want to post in this area register as a user of the board then let me know and i'll set you up as an admin.
hope its a fire drill. http://AmbergrisCaye.com/messages/
is the easiest link to this board to tell folks.
If they have a tough time spelling Ambergris Caye, tell em: http://BelizeOne.com/messages/
to keep an eye on whats going on, see: http://AmbergrisCaye.com/hurricanelinks.html
Ramons is evacuating guests. Caribbean Villas is also. So I'd imagine most folks are.
Folks are boarding up and plan to get their staffs off tonight.
People coming to San Pedro should watch the storm carefully and not plan
to come until the storm has turned and is no longer a threat.
Tropic has suspended RESERVATIONS off the island it is first come first go. They are flying each 15 minutes.
Says one hotel:
By tomorrow we should have all guests off the island. We should be boarded up and waiting.
NEMO has been activated. On Caye Caulker,
Atlantic Bank was open for business today for two hours - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Once it closes, its employees will be evacuated.
There will also be a mandatory evacuation of tourists
taking place today (on Caye Caulker). People on both islands are boarding up.
Pressure bobbed up a bit (from 994 to 1004) in the last advisory, its not super organized either, center not well defined...
its large, but its like running on 3 of 4 cylinders... so thats good...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2001
....CHANTAL DISORGANIZED AND STRUGGLING...
A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM BELIZE CITY BELIZE NORTHWARD TO
CANCUN MEXICO. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BELIZE
SOUTH OF BELIZE CITY. A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.
SATELLITE IMAGES AND REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE PLANE SHOW THAT
CHANTAL REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED.