In spite of all, be thankful that predictions and advance warnings have come such a long way . .we were caught in Playa del Carmen in 1988 when Gilbert came ashore. We had no notice from anyone until we were told we couldn't return to Cozumel because the ferries had been shut down. We rode it out inland in Vallodolid. Looking back, one of the the most intense experiences of my life . .at the time, I feared for my life. We were so saddened by the suffering that occurs when man is pitted against forces far out of his meager control. God protect you all . . this too shall pass, and we will be down in November, no matter what.