The eye of the wall may hit San Pedro in the next
hour. They hopefully will get some respite while in the eye of the
Wall winds were 135 mph or Category 3, last aircraft check.
Caye Caulker may get in the eye also, but it is not sure how the eye
will wobble. Definitely Orange Walk and Corozal will get hit, it looks
like. Of the two, Corozal will have to watch it, they are on fairly flat
ground and if the eye is to the south of them, they are going to get a
hurricane surge over the sea wall and into the town.
The winds would have been from the north. So much for the beach
reclamation. Strong tidal currents would have eaten that away, how much
we will see on Monday, if people come back online.
If anybody has reports direct with Corozal, San Pedro, Sartenja or Caye
Caulker would appreciate them here, or phone me. Only got one phone, so
when online, it will give a busy signal.
Just reading the reports so far in. Trees down, at least one roof of
one building gone in San Pedro. Half of new dredging of beach street and
right of way along Caye Caulker gone with strong tidal flow currents.
Not sure if the split was still open or it had been closed. If closed
shouldn't have happened. But if the split was still not filled, that
would account for the tidal currents eating out the new sand.
Everybody hunkered down. Wind from North and Northwest. The eye is
going to cross San Pedro. At 8 a.m. they were still in phone contact,
but nothing heard from either island since. They are in the fiercest eye
wall winds of 135 mph.
This hurricane is relatively small in nature. If it wasn't moving so
slow, it would not do a whole lot of damage. The width of the fierce eye
wall winds are probably not more than 30 miles wide. So a swath of 20 to
30 miles is what is going to see the most damage. This will include
Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. In fact, is at this moment of writing
at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday. The eye was just kissing Ambergris Caye north
of the town of San Pedro last photos.
We would like some reports from both islands if possible during the
time the slow moving Hurricane Eye of Keith moves over. Should take a
couple of hours. Then they get hit again.
Doubt if St. Georges Caye is getting anything. Caye Chapel probably
getting lot of wave action at the marina and in the back on the West side.
Anybody got any direct phone or computer reports please let us know by
phone or computer.