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Old 07-18-2005   #31 (permalink)
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Does anyone have information about the Xaman Ha condos? We're booked in unit 7022 (ground floor) due to arrive this Saturday. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
I don't have unit by unit information. Some units have had their windows broken. Some units have had water damage (units as high as the third floor). The unit you have rented may be in perfect shape. Hopefully the owner or property manager can give you and update tomorrow.
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Old 07-19-2005   #32 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me how the condo buildings and restaurants in Akumal on Half Moon Bay are after Emily. Sorry this is not a damage report but a damage question. Feeling sorry for all of the local people...were many smaller homes wrecked ?
The restaraunts will all be up and running in the next couple of days if not sooner. Most Condos on HMB fared pretty well, but so little info to go on at this point. Luna Azul supposably recieved the most damage.
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Old 07-19-2005   #33 (permalink)
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BARCELO REPORT FROM FREDDY (below is the spanish email, and the general translation)
hola mofi aqui todo bien con migo y bueno con el hotel no muy bien todo el teatro esta medio destruido todas las palmeras estan rotas toda playa esta muy ,mal unas avitaciones del hotel explotaron los cristales pero mo haY niun lesisonado todo en calma hoy, si el copacabana esta muy mal los guespedes de alli sefueron a playa del carmen y hotros hoteles tambien afuera de mi departamento callo un arbol a un carro y ahora voy a grabar como quedo playa del carmen despues de esto , algo muy malo de anoche era el viento super durisimoooooooo
como jamas lo avia sentido condecirte que las avitaciones de concreto se sinbravan como si pasara un tren esto enpeso alas 8 dela noche y acabo como alas 4 dela mañana lo peor fue alas 2 dela mañana cuando los postes en pesaron acaer las canchas de basketball las canchas de tennis bueno casi nadie pudo dormir asta las 5 o 6 dela mañana hoy limpiamos el teatro y poco apoco los guespedes enpesaron a alludar esta que quedo limpio pero sin cristales ni plafon en el techo muchas luces se perdieron y hay cables de energia electrica pòr doquier bueno eso estodo por el momento y cuando llegues aqui te enseñare la grabacion ( de pemex) y al rededores , cuidate mechisimo y temando mucho besos y abrazos ciao:
**********((FREDDY))**************
Above is an email from freddy (with lots of spelling mistakes) anyways in english:
Hi Mofi,
Here everything is ok with me, but the hotel not everything is good. Half of the theater is destroyed, all the palm trees are broken and the beach is a mess. Some of the hotels rooms have broken windows (i think thats what he means) but everything is calm today. The copacabana is a disaster, the guests there went to playa and other hotels. Also outside my apartment a tree fell and landed on a car. Now I am going to film how playa del carmen and the hotel is after all of this (the storm). The worst of last night was the really really really really strong winds. (this part i am not sure i think it says) I felt the winds from inside the apartment, it was though a train was passing right beside the building starting at 8pm and ending at 4 in the morning. The worst was at 2 am in the morning, when the posts on the basketball and tennis courts began to fall. Anyways, hardly anyone could sleep until 5 or 6 in the morning. Today we cleaned the theater and little by little the guests started to help. It is clean now but without windows (I am not sure if that is what he mans by cristales, or if he means chandeliers?) Many of the lights (i am assuming he means for the stage ect) were lost or broken and there are fallen electrical cables. Anyways this is all for the moment, and when you arrive here I will show you the video of (pemex) and around here. Take care of yourself alot, and I send you lots of hugs and kisses.
Ciao,
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Old 07-19-2005   #34 (permalink)
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On a sad note here: German news report a German scuba- instructor (32) died prior to the storm when securing his appartment. Does anyone have info on this? I'm wondering if I knew him..... :=(
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Old 07-19-2005   #35 (permalink)
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The latest damage report for Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal


The Iberostar Tucan & Iberostar Quetzal will stay closed until next Friday (July 29, 2005)
The beach has a lot of debris. They will have to replace many of the palm trees and huts. Even in one week it will not be in the best shape.
The pools might or might not to be operational by next Friday.

I will post additional updated during the day.
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Old 07-19-2005   #36 (permalink)
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i just talked with friends who were in their unit at xman ha during the hurricane

the units that were boarded up only have some water in them

some units that wernt boarded have broken glass and water inside

electric is back on

no water supply yet
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just talked with one of my tenants in brisas condos

he says everything is fine no problems to report

waiting for news from another tenant who lives in a palapa apt
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Old 07-19-2005   #38 (permalink)
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Here's an e-mail I just received from a co-owner in Chac Ha condos:

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we're back in the condo...YOUR IS FINE YOUR FRIENDS ARE HERE...anyway, lots and lots of debris, plants, flowers, trees etc but buiding is safe, no structural damage...we had water under living room door as leaves blocked the porch drain and water built up and came in but other than that, nothing to the condo itself...pool and grounds are a mess but that will be cleaned up...YOUR FRIENDS ARE WORKING, CLEANING AS I WRITE...THEY ALL SAY HI
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Old 07-19-2005   #39 (permalink)
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Finally...just got off the phone with our Property Manager (Los Lirios), Playacar Phase 2. He informed me that they had plenty of time to board up, so our Condo came through unscathed. What a relief..He did say that half of the trees in Playacar were down, and that his home was totally destroyed. It was close to the beach. He also said that everything south of Playa del Carmen is a real mess.
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Old 07-19-2005   #40 (permalink)
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Re: Reef Coco Beach

I posted the following yesterday on the other "Emily" thread, but it seems like this is the place it should be:

I spoke to my son, Dan, who is employed at the Reef Coco Beach. He said the hurricane was the worst thing he had ever experienced. He said they had a frightening night at the shelter which was located in a school. Water poured in everywhere. They had to use buckets and shovels for several hours to try to keep the water level down. They had 30 people per classroom, and in some cases some of the classrooms flooded so badly that the people would have to move into the next classroom, which could only be done by running outside the perimeter of the building. He said when the sand hits you and the wind is that strong, each grain of sand feels like a bullet.

This morning they all returned to the Reef Coco Beach, and there was a lot of damage. The beach is littered with an enormous amount of debris, the pool is full of roofing material, trees, sand, debris. The large buffet area, which looks out over the ocean, is completely destroyed/gone. Roofing (palapa?) material is everywhere except on the roofs. The fencing around the tennis courts is mangled as is the green fencing which surrounds the resort.

The guest rooms seem basically intact, although some incurred flooding. The phone service is working. They have running water. The have set up the buffet in the theater, so they have good hot food to eat and clean water to drink...and no one was hurt, which seems miraculous to me. Thank you, God.

He was heading to his apartment complex to check for damage and get some items. His apartment is approximately a five-minute drive inland. He had received info that most of the apartments in his complex were flooded, except his; but he didn't know the full extent of the flooding or damage there. He was mostly concerned about his girlfriend's hamster. He and his co-workers (and hopefully the hamster) are going to be sleeping at the resort until the apartments are habitable again.

He also said that it was VERY difficult to get taxis.

There will be much work to do in Playa Del Carmen.
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The latest damage report for Iberostar Tucan/Quetzal


The Iberostar Tucan & Iberostar Quetzal will stay closed until next Friday (July 29, 2005)
The beach has a lot of debris. They will have to replace many of the palm trees and huts. Even in one week it will not be in the best shape.
The pools might or might not to be operational by next Friday.

I will post additional updated during the day.
I called IB sales at 1-888-923-2722 and got the following (live person answering my questions). The Tucan will be accepting guest starting on 23 July and expect the resort to be 80% repaired at that time. There are two restaurants closed due to damage and they hope to have them repaired by 30 July. The pool is closed at this time but they expect to have it cleaned and open within the week. Right now, "THE BEACH IS CLOSED" due to debris. They are actually not letting people go down on the beach as it is not safe. They said the beach "may or may not" be open by the time we comee down on 1 Aug. There is some beach erosion, but they have not determined how much yet. When asked about the foliage, their response was "its a mess". Sorry if this is bad news, but it is what it is. Sorta ruins my vacation plans. Oh well, I'm just glad everyone seems to be safe.
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All is well from the other side of the highway. Quite a few water tanks from empty units fell off during the night making loud noises. The school made it through, as well. God bless Mexican construction.
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Many of our new members seem to be having a hard time with this.

No posts on this thread unless they are damage reports. Nothing else.
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Old 07-19-2005   #44 (permalink)
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Just got a damage report for Playa Kaan condos. Next to none! Yea!!! Carlos said all loose items on the rooftop terraces had been secured inside the condos so they didn't become projectiles and wouldn't be damaged with the heavy rain and wind. Some aluminum doors on the solariums that did not have locks were damaged but the ones with locks were fine. The palapas only had some "minor disadjustment". I take that to mean not a big deal. There was no broken glass at all. Whew! He also said that the big tree at 100% Natural was split in two. So sad - it was a beaut!
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A news report with mention of Tulum and Aventuras.

http://www.diario.com.mx/nota.asp?no...dc1fd775149af7
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