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Old 07-13-2005   #46 (permalink)
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there is plenty of drinking/shopping to be done - i'd personally prefer it to be done during non-beach time - the rain will provide an opportunity to do so without intentionally sacrificing the sunshine! im in, no matter what - at least i wont be at work! amen & hallelujah
Rain???Is that what you think a major hurricane is,Rain?A time to shop???
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It really does not look good for Playa does it? ! The 11 pm advisory puts it straight at you guys. And unfortunately, there are a couple of tropical waves right behind it. We are supposed to head down on the 28th first to Akumal then to Playa. Hope its all cleared away by then, in the meantime, we are praying everyone on Playa stays safe!
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Wow! An "expert" on FOX NEWS takes the pro-Bush, pro-administration, pro-big business position that global warming is a bunch of hooey? Huh! Who'd a thunk it???
Even us dumb conservatives know global warming exists, it began 1 second after the last ice age ended, & has been wrecking havoc with the enviroment & libs ever since.
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there is plenty of drinking/shopping to be done - i'd personally prefer it to be done during non-beach time - the rain will provide an opportunity to do so without intentionally sacrificing the sunshine! im in, no matter what - at least i wont be at work! amen & hallelujah
While I am not an alarmist....and feel that's it's still tooo early at this point and time to know what Emily will do (regardless of what the 5 day track says now..could wobble north, etc)...

IF (and I stress the word IF) Emily was to hit Playa directly, I highly doubt you'd be shrugging it off as a rainy non beach day and a time to drink/shop...basically because there would BE no place to drink and shop since everything would be boarded up tight and people evacuated.

Bottom line, it certainly needs to be watched, as I'm sure everyone in Playa is now doing.
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Hm. Not looking good- still, like so many pointed out....it could go north, change directions. So much can happen in five days....

I'm trying to imagine what I would do if I were scheduled to fly down there right now (re: those who are wondering if they should cancel). I think I'd take chances and fly. Then keep a close eye on it when down there. And if it appears to come....fly home early if possible or rent a car/ take a bus and head inland.

Luckily I've only experienced very few tropical stroms when down there- none on the scale of a hurricane. In '98 I left right before a bit of Andrew brushed by.
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Playa.Info provides up-to-date info on tropical storms via direct feeds from the NOAA...
Denisa, as usual you have provided excellent advice. Since The Lovely Lady Lawyer and I are due to fly-in next Wednesday (the day the weather prognasticators are saying Emily will "hit" Cozumel) we'll be watching all this with great interest. Plans can always be adjusted. We just want our friends to be safe. From the middle of Tornado Alley...s/RAM
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While I am not an alarmist....and feel that's it's still tooo early at this point and time to know what Emily will do (regardless of what the 5 day track says now..could wobble north, etc)...

IF (and I stress the word IF) Emily was to hit Playa directly, I highly doubt you'd be shrugging it off as a rainy non beach day and a time to drink/shop...basically because there would BE no place to drink and shop since everything would be boarded up tight and people evacuated.

Bottom line, it certainly needs to be watched, as I'm sure everyone in Playa is now doing.
Shammy,

Its really going to suck if you have to totally re-book our trip isn't it?

Just trying to keep it light. Really have high hopes that our luck on vacations holds up.
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Even us dumb conservatives know global warming exists, it began 1 second after the last ice age ended, & has been wrecking havoc with the enviroment & libs ever since.
I don't think global warming is near the issue the media or the liberals want to make us believe. It's all WAY over hyped in my opinion. This is not the first time we've have multiple hurricanes in a season. What's going to happen next month when there are no storms coming? No one will mention global climate changes then.... it only comes up when the weather gets a little off the normal pattern.
 
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This looks like it could suck for me and my wife. We are leaving for the EDR for a full week on Sunday morning.
May have to look at other options.
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The latest is a cat 3 hitting around Playa this Monday.Yes alot can change,But,They were right on the money with Dennis.The latest emails I am getting from my buds down there......they are starting to worry about this one.Some are trying to get a flight to the states to ride it out.As one pointed out,it's sounds like a real good time to visit friends and family in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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ok in allllll seriousness, im supposed to be flying down on tuesday, do you think its all going to be ok by then? i hope my hotel is still there, how frustrating!! i am going to hope and pray emily takes a turn before mexico!!! boo hoo
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Even us dumb conservatives know global warming exists, it began 1 second after the last ice age ended, & has been wrecking havoc with the enviroment & libs ever since.
And the *EXPONENTIAL* acceleration of the warming trend over the last century is just a coincidence? A statistical anomaly?

I really don't want to get into a flame war about global warming (pun intended). I think the point has been well made (and well taken) that, since we're not sure how much of an effect mankind has on global warming, when it comes to environmental issues, we (mankind) would probably be well advised to follow the old adage - better safe than sorry! Even if I *were* prone to taking risks with *my* environment, I feel a much stronger sense of stewardship (pun intended again) for the environment of my children, grandchildren, etc.

Sorry y'all, no more from me on environmental issues, I'm going to limit further input in this thread to Hurricane Emily.

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NEW hurricane Emily--no global warming talk

i thought id just start a fresh new thread on emily before we all hate eachother because of political issues......

ok so ....im kind of concerned about emily reaching mex on monday...i arrive tues and fear my hotel will be floating in the ocean...nooooooo
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i thought id just start a fresh new thread on emily before we all hate eachother because of political issues......

ok so ....im kind of concerned about emily reaching mex on monday...i arrive tues and fear my hotel will be floating in the ocean...nooooooo
I feel for you taco.. A lot can change between now and then.
 
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I know how you feel. We are heading down there on Wednesday, arriving around noon. I am feeling just a little anxious about this. Husband read that it's supposed to rain all of next week down there and I'm sure he going to obsess about the weather until we get back.


At this point all we can do is keep positive. Lord knows, we certainly can't change the weather--we just have to deal with it.
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