Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Reports from cancun #183376
10/21/05 05:23 PM
10/21/05 05:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Albuquerque, New Mexico
mobunny Offline OP
mobunny  Offline OP
These guys are continuously updating from beach front Cancun on a regular basis. Amazing pics, fascinating and terrifying all at once. Scroll down past the Remax ad to see the jpgs listed. Wow. mo

Re: Reports from cancun #183377
10/23/05 06:24 PM
10/23/05 06:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
travelqueen  Offline
Had a trip planned there the first weekend in Nov., not now.... SAD for those people! What a bad year for hurricanes! Jeez!

Re: Reports from cancun #183378
10/23/05 06:35 PM
10/23/05 06:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,675
The Buckeye State, USA
dbdoberman Offline
dbdoberman  Offline
mobunny, I didn't see your post until after I posted on the other thread. Kevin is doing an outstanding job of getting info out there for folks who are really needing to find out what is going on.

Those pix are heartbreaking, aren't they?

Re: Reports from cancun #183379
10/24/05 12:43 PM
10/24/05 12:43 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Albuquerque, New Mexico
mobunny Offline OP
mobunny  Offline OP
dbdoberman - I think it is amazing that he was able to photograph and get as much information out as he did. I agree incredible job by Kevin in Cancun. I found myself checking the website all weekend long to see if he and his friends were still safe. Very glad they survived. mo

Re: Reports from cancun #183380
10/24/05 01:41 PM
10/24/05 01:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,479
SimonB Offline

SimonB  Offline
It's hard to look at the difference between what we saw in August and what's left today. They have a lot of work ahead of them and I wish them the best in their recovery. If the community is anything like San Pedro they should be up and running in no time. It'd be hard to tell that anything happened here if you didn't know where to look.

Re: Reports from cancun #183381
10/24/05 05:08 PM
10/24/05 05:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,880
seashell Offline
seashell  Offline
Maybe some of this report from Cozumel, will sound familiar to those who were in SP after Keith:

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Reports from cancun #183382
10/24/05 05:19 PM
10/24/05 05:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 387
Aptos, CA
Pam&Dave Offline
Pam&Dave  Offline
Thanks for the update. Mother Nature is one powerful force. She will always be there to keep us humble.

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself"
Re: Reports from cancun #183383
10/25/05 02:28 PM
10/25/05 02:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,479
SimonB Offline

SimonB  Offline
Looks like a long road to recovery for Cancun: "Full recovery could take until Easter week, according to Ana Patricia Morales, vice president of the Cancun Hotels Association."

Economy stung by effects of Hurricane Wilma
Wire services
El Universal
Martes 25 de octubre de 2005
Nuestro mundo, página 1

CANCUN.- The economy took a big blow from Hurricane Wilma, with the palatial hotels at the heart of its tourism industry left in ruins and shopping centers emptied by looters.
Soldiers and federal police took to Cancun's streets Monday to prevent further theft and officials decreed an evening curfew.

President Vicente Fox announced plans to start evacuating 30,000 frazzled tourists, most from the United States, as he worked to restore the image of a carefree Caribbean beach paradise.

Some began expressing frustration that the U.S. government had been unable so far to help them.

Fox told AP Television News in Cancun that officials hoped to start busing tourists some 280 kilometers (170 miles) across the Yucatan Peninsula to the airport in Merida on Monday.

The booming string of Caribbean hotels anchored by Cancun produce almost half of Mexico's US11 billion in yearly foreign tourism revenue and they have a significant element in Mexico's balance of trade.

"It is going to take us a couple of months to have 80, 90 percent of the tourism capacity of Cancun working," President Vicente Fox said televised interview with the Televisa network as he stood before cars sloshing through still-flooded streets lined with downed power lines.

"We're approaching the full tourist season. So speed is fundamental," he added.

Full recovery could take until Easter week, according to Ana Patricia Morales, vice president of the Cancun Hotels Association.

She told the Associated Press that all of the group's 110 hotels had suffered some damage ranging from broken windows to structural problems.

Fox said only six people were known dead, adding to 13 who died earlier as Wilma hit Jamaica and Haiti. But in Belize, on the Caribbean south of Mexico, police said they were searching for a dive boat that disappeared over the weekend with several people aboard.

For two days, Hurricane Wilma turned Cancun's string of luxury hotels into an expensive breakwater, leaving their lobbies heaped with shattered metal, marble and glass, their gardens a swath of muck.

The entire beach had vanished in front of some hotels, leaving their foundations exposed.

As the rains stopped Sunday, looters stole the city's pride. Stunned Mexicans watched television images of thieves rushing through stores like a swarm of ants, then loading television sets, clothes and beer into trucks, cars and even stolen pizza delivery motorcycles. Police said about 200 people had been arrested.

While blocks of stores were looted. By Monday, many stores were bare.

"The hurricane was ugly," said Arturo Campos, whose shoe store was emptied.

"The people were worse."

Quintana Roo state civil defense director Jose Medina said a nighttime curfew had been imposed, restricting movement in Cancun.

Authorities pledged to reopen the Cancun airport for evacuation flights on Tuesday. "In the meantime we will get as many as we can to Merida," said Fox.

Most tourists were still in the dark, literally and figuratively, still sleeping in cockroach-infested classrooms reeking of sweat and mildew.

While a generator growled at an elementary school housing more than 1,000 evacuees, no lights were working. Hand-scrawled paper signs urged civility.

"Respect each other," said one.

Shouting erupted when soldiers demanded tourists stop trying to recharge cellular phones with the generator. Outside, tourists lined up 15-deep at any working pay phone as telephone service was slowly restored.

By afternoon, a few tour company representatives arrived to a bus trip to Merida for a flight out of Mexico, but only for their clients. Others were still frustrated.

Keith Lennon, 49, of Merriville, Indiana, said he had told one agent, "'I'll give you a thousand dollars to bring a bus here for us,' but he wouldn't do it. That's how desperate we are."

Some expressed irritation that the U.S. government had not been able to do more.

"I feel the Mexican government is helping here to an extent, doing the best they can," said KeVen Riley, town finance administrator for Paw Paw, Michigan. "But the U.S. has done nothing. Where is our government? They are only preparing for Florida; they forgot about us."

A few people burst into tears when U.S. consular officer Lisa Vickers arrived later and said the government had no plans yet to organize an evacuation, saying that was largely up to tour operators. She urged people to stay with their tour groups.

The U.S. embassy in Mexico City announced it had set up a task force to aid victims.

Many of Cancun's own 500,000 residents had lost nearly everything in flooded or destroyed homes.

Fox told hotel owners in Cancun on Monday that he had urged insurers to speed payment to storm-damaged customers and promised renewed promotion of Cancun.

He also warned businesses against gouging on prices or firing workers.

"Nobody will be unemployed. Everybody is going to work for the region to get ahead. The government and hotels are going to respect that commitment," Fox told rescue workers.

In an interview with the Televisa television network, he estimated that there should be 30 billion pesos (US2.7 billion, euro2.3 billion) in aid from various levels of government, insurance and loans to help with reconstruction.

But he said it would still take another week to restore "a good part" of the city's largely destroyed power service. He said officials were trying to bring in portable generators while gradually rebuilding the larger power grid.

Re: Reports from cancun #183384
10/27/05 11:51 AM
10/27/05 11:51 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 539
Denver, CO
Kristykins Offline
Kristykins  Offline
So sad frown
Does anyone know how Playa Del Carmen has weathered the storm ? A good friend of mine was planning her honeymoon there in May, but we havn't been able to find any info on its status, post hurricaine...

"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere"
Re: Reports from cancun #183385
10/27/05 12:24 PM
10/27/05 12:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,479
SimonB Offline

SimonB  Offline

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (bobcat bill), 185 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1