Some more info from my conversation with Diane:
For those who keep asking about Cynthia Fessenden, Diane says she is alive, fine and well and feeding hungry people from her Yoo Hoo Deli. Mom, please take note.
Mary Jo from Sandbox Restaurant cooks every day and gives away food, not a lot she says, and first come first served, but free non-the-less.
It is currently illegal to sell alcohol so the alkies are having a bit of a trouble.
All the coconut trees that lined the way on the street from the main front pier to the main back pier are now down on the ground, all facing east.
The Village Council office is currently being manned by volunteers, herself sometimes, sometimes her neighbors and friends. Everyone is chipping in to help.
She says the rumor about only 10 houses standing on Caye Caulker is untrue. There were about 30 houses down. My cousin Ivan's is one of them.
For those who were worried for me about my trailer, it is perfect she says. Not even a scratch. Whew! No insurance on that, and it holds all my dear possessions such as photographs of my kids and what not.
My house is damaged, roof caved in, and probably needs to be demolished, she says.
Ivan Alamina's house, behind Ms. Ofelia's house across from the Police Station is biscuit.
No erosion on the new beach reclamation. New and wide beach still intact, except that it is littered with debris and now needs to be cleaned. Dredge did drown.
Water was up to about 5' in the back of the island in the worst of the storm
She and Tina spent the first night at the school, and the 2nd night (the worst night) at John Marin's house (neighbor behind her house). "Mein, his house is built for Sampson. I felt so safe there, not like the school." were her comments.
Dolphin Bay Travel, contrary to previous reports, is totally intact. Roof of my mom's house is lost, however, and overhang at Pasta House.
Lots of cleaning going on, and people working their buts off to get the place ready.
That's my story folks.... and I'm sticking to it. Glad to hear from my sis and to know everyone is okay....