Just got off the phone (it is now about 2:45pm EST on August 20) with Bruce Landenberger, owner of Villas La Guacamaya about 5-miles north of Xcalak, Q. Roo. He reported rain and winds of about 30 mph with an ocean surge of about 2-3 feet above normal. He said "This is a tropical storm, not a hurricane." I hope he is right. Bruce said most of the people from the town have been evacuated to Chetumal but he planned on riding it out (as he did with Keith.)

Chapel Hill, NC