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Here comes Dean #245185
08/16/07 09:58 AM
08/16/07 09:58 AM
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Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline OP
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Anyone keeping an eye on this guy???

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I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Otteralum] #245187
08/16/07 10:05 AM
08/16/07 10:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 54
Long Island, NY
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I'm supposed to catch a flight to Belize tomorrow morning...I've been watching intently for the past couple of days. Looks like I picked the wrong week for a vacation...I'm working on canceling everything now.

Good luck to all living there! Be safe!

Ia Ora Te Natura
E Mea Arofa Teie Ao Nei
Re: Here comes Dean [Re: LIBeachBum] #245188
08/16/07 10:19 AM
08/16/07 10:19 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 623
Dangriga, BELIZE
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Certainly, we are monitoring this hurricane and is hoping that it goes north of us.

Lets keep on praying.

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: belizegial] #245192
08/16/07 10:35 AM
08/16/07 10:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,577
San Pedro Belize
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Hea wait a min. I'm North of you.

White Sands Dive Shop
Re: Here comes Dean [Re: elbert] #245219
08/16/07 04:16 PM
08/16/07 04:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,971
New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
Yea, Me too!! Let it go east. waaaaaaaaay east eek

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT] #245223
08/16/07 04:52 PM
08/16/07 04:52 PM
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Hey we were there just north of Elbert G. has week...Felt like Florida....tropical storm moved in just as we arrived Saturday, Aug 4th...Glad we had plenty of booze....we drank and watched the chairs and table on our deck go by.....Wind was strong.

Dean doesn't look like anything like last week...Y'all take care...and keep an eye on this storm....

All the Best,

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Ruth1] #245224
08/16/07 05:12 PM
08/16/07 05:12 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 372
San Pedro
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I think it will miss, but watching the dive boats, loaded up with all there equipment, leaving today for Belize City is a first for me.

Dive shops have already closed which is so unnecessarily early.

Please everyone pray it misses and remember the people who give their time for rescue etc who will not leave as that is why they give their time.

Last edited by beachboy; 08/16/07 05:12 PM.
Re: Here comes Dean [Re: beachboy] #245226
08/16/07 05:23 PM
08/16/07 05:23 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline OP
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beachboy, jesse and belizegial

you bet I'll be prayin. I agree it seems early for dive shops to close down -- you can't be getting any unfavoarble conditions for at least another 48 hours or so -- likely much longer

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Otteralum] #245227
08/16/07 05:34 PM
08/16/07 05:34 PM
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The latest models have all pushed it north of us. I think Cancun must be getting pretty worried, just after they've rebuilt...

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Sir Isaac Newton] #245232
08/16/07 06:09 PM
08/16/07 06:09 PM
Joined: May 2007
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So I'm getting some conflicting information and impressions and wanted to see what the general vibe is down there.

We're supposed to be leaving on a flight down there in about 8 hours. I've been watching Dean like a hawk and while yesterday was looking pretty bad, today things are looking a bit better for Belize, but not so good for Cancun.

We checked with the owner of the house we are staying at and he said the impression he's getting is that it is going to move north, as has been the impression mentioned by some others here.

Obviously I know that things can change at anytime, but I was starting to get a better feeling for Belize to be spared, at least the brunt of it.

I sent an e-mail Steve at FishingSanPedro since I have fishing trips scheduled for early next week to see about rescheduling for later next week to avoid the bad weather and his response was a lot more worrisome.

He indicated that the general feeling is that Dean is heading right for us and is due around Monday or earlier, that he recommends changing plans and look at making recommendations at an inland mainland resort, that if we head out to the island we'll be in the middle of an evacuation.

If it does come in as a Cat 4 or 5 up by Cancun, what kind of impact can we expect down at Ambergris Caye? Should I be trying to reschedule or cancel my trip right now? We've been planning this thing for a year and half, I'd hate to cancel but I'd hate to fly down and be in the middle of a hurricane too.

I know that nothing is definite but whats the overall opinion down there right now?

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