Storms ....... did a little research this morning. In 2001 Hurricane Keith hit Ambergris Caye and stayed a long time. Like most residents I was here for the storm.
It was a crappy experience, but knowing that Keith had been a Cat 4 (winds topping at 140), I was feeling pretty confident about the ability to ride things out.
BUT - and this is a very sobering BUT ....... turns out that when Keith hit Ambergris Caye it was only a ONE. Not even a two. A ONE. And look at the mess it made. Think about that when deciding on storm prep and potential evacuation.
Admittedly the water was as bad as a four, but the wind was apparently "not that bad". OMG. Felt bad to me. I can only hope the stats are wrong and that what we experienced was far more than a one. If the stats are correct, I may be planning differently in future. Any storm experts with more details, please share.