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#3669 - 10/02/00 04:31 PM Ambergris Caye
Greg Ciola Offline
To anyone interested in Ambergris Caye.

My name is Greg Ciola and my my family owns The Essene Way resort 3 miles north of San Pedro. We were able to stay in phone contact with our family until 3:30pm yesterday. There were quite a few people staying at the resort because the storm came up so fast it was physically impossible to get off the island. There is one member that I know of from the Fox team that was staying with us. At 3:30pm Sunday the conditions were severe but the cement structures were holding. Paul Ciola, Alvaro Guerero and Wayne Anderson are survivors. There are many woman and children under their care and if there was a place of safety these warriors would make sure everyone got there. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody. After over 24 hours of being in the eye of the hurricane one can only imagine the destruction Ambergris Caye has experienced. Please pray that the back of this storm is broken so that it will move. If anyone wants to contact me I can be reached via e-mail at gregc777@mindspring.com

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#3670 - 10/02/00 06:24 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Sharon Nickels Offline
Hi Greg I am Sharon Nickels, Beth's aunt here in Florida. I talked with her on Saturday night and at that time she said her windows were about to blow. they were seeking refuge in the bathroom. Susan, her sister, heard from them on Sunday afternoon and they were losing tiles on the roof and could not leave because of debris and wind. Saturday night she said that the water was over the wall and at the sidewalk just beyon the wall. My sister is a deputy sheriff here in Hillsborough county and she has other deputies who are ham radio operators working to find out the conditions and especially them. i will contact you at your mindspring address and let you know if I hear anything from her.

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#3671 - 10/02/00 06:30 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Anonymous
Greg, The person that was with you from Fox didn't happen to be RIEL PALEY did it? Or if you or anyone else have info about him please post it. Thanks Joe

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#3672 - 10/02/00 06:46 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Sharon Nickels Offline
There are Fox people who took refuge at the Essene Way but do not know their names nor how many. Annabelle and Clarence, owners of Capricorn are also at the Essene Way.

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#3673 - 10/02/00 06:49 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Belize Mama Offline
Sharon, Glad to hear that Annabelle and Clarence are safe at Essene Way. Keep any news coming. Thank you so much for sharing.

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#3674 - 10/02/00 06:50 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
bwruble Offline
Try David Yost of FOX. He seems to know where people are believed to be.
323-806-6526

brian Wruble

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#3675 - 10/02/00 07:17 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Anonymous
So GLAD to hear Annabelle and Clare are safe, we are patiently waiting for news.

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#3676 - 10/02/00 08:06 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Helen Offline
Sharon - how did you learn about the owners of Capricorn and other taking shelter at The Essene Way? Was it on this message board, or where? Do you know when that happened? Please post a response here. THANKS!

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#3677 - 10/02/00 08:24 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
David516 Offline
LATE BREAKING NEWS FROM FOX PEOPLE AT JOURNEY'S END
We just spoke to Tom Colamaria at Journey's End. He says they are all fine. By his count there are 10 people at Journey's End and 30 people at Sundiver, the other locations including Belize City, he is unaware of. The people with Tom has seen are:
Amy Wruble
Chris Skipinski
Kelly Weinhart
Kevin Spicer
Joel Watson
Sam Korkis
Allison Taupier
Jeff Taupier

Also, Tom wanted to pass along that Beth, Chase and Paul from Essene Way are fine.


[This message has been edited by David516 (edited 10-02-2000).]

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#3678 - 10/02/00 08:35 PM Re: Ambergris Caye
Helen Offline
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best news we've heard since contact was broken with the island yesterday afternoon! Glad to hear Paul & Beth's family are O.K. What about everyone else at The Essene Way? Krista & Alvaro? Wayne? All the children? Clarence & Anabelle? Please keep us posted on ANY info from the island and especially about the people at The Essene Way. You are our only info contact. GOD BLESS YOU! Helen

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