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Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Marty] #246597
08/21/07 12:23 PM
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Marty, I too would like to offer my thanks for your efforts. However, Im a little pissed with you as you kept me up all night. I just couldnt tear myself away grin


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Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Ernie B] #246598
08/21/07 12:30 PM
08/21/07 12:30 PM
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Texas USA
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Hello and THANKS for the board from me too! Got an owners e-mail from Captain Morgan's this am, 3.5 miles north of bridge on AC. They said prelim reports were just roof damage and lots of seaweed on beach. Sounds like their in-town dock in front of BC's didn't fare so well! Staff was evacuated and is safe. Closed until Sept 29. Thinking of San Pedro, would help pick up seaweed if I could leave real job smile

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Ernie B] #246599
08/21/07 12:36 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Because I have a slow ISP and there has been so much traffic here today, I haven't been able to get on to say that I am also really grateful to Marty and everyone else who has put in the hours to keep us informed.

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Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Hon] #246600
08/21/07 12:40 PM
08/21/07 12:40 PM
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Marty have you heard anything from Sterling from Island Ferry? Just got off the phone with one of the Doctors who comes and does the emergency training he wanted to know if San Pedro needs them to come down to help?

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: beachcowgirl] #246601
08/21/07 12:40 PM
08/21/07 12:40 PM
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Tampa, FL
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Originally Posted by beachcowgirl
Thinking of San Pedro, would help pick up seaweed if I could leave real job smile

Hahahaha I had the same thought this morning. I somehow impressed my boss so much 2 weeks ago she gave me an extra week off and the thought of even the worst manual labor cleaning up stuff there would be better than work here...provided of course that at 6pm-7pm when that afternoon breeze kicks up I have a beer in hand.

Desperate for island life...even a taste. It's been way too long.

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Hon] #246602
08/21/07 12:42 PM
08/21/07 12:42 PM
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Carbondale Illinois USA
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I am glad to hear that the dammage wasnt as bad as it could have been please post some pictures ASAP so we can see how the tuff old island fared I know she will bounce back from this the island and its GREAT people wont be held down by this lil ole storm

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Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Otteralum] #246603
08/21/07 12:43 PM
08/21/07 12:43 PM
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Altadena CA
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Dean was 3rd-most intense hurricane

By JOHN PAIN, Associated Press Writer

MIAMI - Hurricane Dean was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall since record keeping began in the 1850s, based on its central atmospheric pressure, forecasters said.

The pressure in a hurricane's eye is often used to compare storms throughout history because in the past, wind gauges were often damaged or destroyed by powerful hurricanes. Now, technology exists to more accurately measure winds, said Jamie Rhome, a hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Center.

"And the damage is caused by the wind, so that's what most people look at," he said.

But pressure also measures strength: the lower the pressure, the greater a hurricane's power to suck in air. A hurricane's winds are blown because higher-pressure air rushes toward the lower-pressure eye to equalize the difference.

Typically, the lower the pressure, the faster the air speeds in. But because of other variables in each storm, a certain pressure does not always correspond to a specific wind speed.

Dean was a top-scale Category 5 storm at landfall Tuesday on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Its maximum sustained winds were 165 mph and gusts reached 200 mph. Just before landfall, a Global Positioning System device dropped from a hurricane hunter aircraft found it had a central pressure of 906 millibars, forecasters said.

The only other storms that hit land with a lower pressure were the 1935 Labor Day hurricane that hit the Florida Keys and Hurricane Gilbert, which hit Cancun, Mexico, in 1988, forecasters said.

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: GoHawks] #246607
08/21/07 12:49 PM
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Baton Rouge, La
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Hey Marty,
Any idea how Richie Woods is? Wondered where he hunkered down.

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: Marty] #246610
08/21/07 12:58 PM
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The Prime Minister, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Emergency Management Organization has not yet made the ALL CLEAR declaration. We suspect that this will be made simultaneously with the midday Avisory. We suspect that at that time the request could be made for the return of government employees to the job by tomorrow morning.
Some of the agencies that have requested for their employees to return to work today are: The Belize City Council, The Orange Walk Town Council, The Post Office, Universal Health Services, Caribbean Tobacco Co., the Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) and The Citrus Growers Association.
Atlantic Bank is asking their employees to return to work by 2:00 pm to begin preparation for tomorrow. We suspect that as time passes several more organization will request for the return of their employees to work.
The Belize Electricity Limited is asking those employees who are in a position to do so, to report to work today especially it's linesmen.
Save U employees are asking their employees to return to work tomorrow.

Re: Here comes Dean [Re: yat] #246611
08/21/07 01:00 PM
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I spoke with the reservations agent for the resort, who had just spoken with the office manager (on the island) and Caribe Island susatained some damage but only to the pier and couple of thatched roofs. Resort itself is fine and staff is fine also. I can only assume that the same goes for other structures located near and farther south of Caribe Island Resort.

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