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Old 08-14-2007   #31 (permalink)
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It is very big news around here !!!!!
I bet it is, Tappy - let's hope she (he?) fizzles out!
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My sister in law lives in the Dominican - she says THEY have a VERY keen eye on Dean right now.
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I bet it is, Tappy - let's hope she (he?) fizzles out!
I hope it fizzles out ...

It is on all the news channels tonight....predictions on where it will go and what it will do !!!
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any weather updates?

I'm due to be there on the 22
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I think that is 91I as in not 911. I could be wrong but .....

I defer to jamnkats. There is someone who sounds like they know what they're talking about.

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i'm not the brightest bulb in the chandalier when it comes to computers ;-) thank you for the links.
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Hurricane Season Travel Tips

1. This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. The official Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June through November. This Public Announcement expires on December 7, 2007.

2. Experts at the National Weather Service predict a 75 percent chance that activity during the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal this year, forecasting 13 to 17 named storms, with 7 to 10 becoming hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions begin preparations at this time for the upcoming season.

3. In the past, many U.S. citizens traveling abroad to affected regions have been forced to delay their return to the United States due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability. In many cases, flights were suspended and passengers faced long delays due to the need to repair a damaged airport. Roads were also washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas. In the event of a hurricane, travelers should be aware that they may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or more.

4. In the aftermath of a storm, U.S. citizens have encountered uncomfortable and often dangerous conditions that have lasted for several days while awaiting transportation back to the U.S. Reports of looting and sporadic violence are not uncommon, but can be exaggerated. Security personnel may not be readily available to assist at all times.

5. Should a situation require an evacuation from an overseas location, the State Department will work with commercial airlines to ensure the safest and most efficient repatriation of U.S. citizens possible. Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation. Other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort. The Department of State will not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in financial need. U.S. citizens should obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.

6. U.S. citizens living in or traveling to storm-prone regions overseas should prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit containing a supply of bottled water, non- perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand crank radio, and vital documents (especially passport and identification) in a waterproof container. Emergency shelters often have access only to basic resources and limited medical and food supplies.

7. U.S. citizens should monitor local radio, the National Weather Service at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov, and other media to stay aware of any weather developments in their area. Minor tropical storms can develop into hurricanes very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. Travelers should apprise family and friends in the U.S. of their whereabouts, and keep in close contact with their tour operator, hotel staff, and local officials for evacuation instructions in the event of a weather emergency.

8. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the Department of State's travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov. Registration will make your presence and whereabouts known. While Consular Officers will do their utmost to assist Americans in a crisis, travelers should always be aware that local authorities bear primary responsibility for the welfare of people living or traveling in their jurisdictions.

9. Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found in the "Hurricane Season-Know Before You Go" pamphlet at: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/hurricane_season/hurricane_season_2915.html, and on the "Natural Disasters" page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs' website at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1212.html. Updated information on travel in the Caribbean may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202- 501-4444. Travelers to the region are encouraged to check the Internet site of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate with consular responsibilities for the territory they will be visiting (accessible via http://usembassy.state.gov). For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for the country or territory in question, available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.
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I think the best plan is to not think about it at all, other than throwing some "alternate apparel' in your suitcase. Just consider it all part of the fun. I know that Kalisun would LOVE some weather just to shake it up a bit In November we were there for a week and half the week it was freezing but I still went back with a tan . onthebus has some great pics of the Rana where everyone was all done up in winter garb. It was actually lots of fun. If nothing else, an excuse to drink more
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I defer to jamnkats. There is someone who sounds like they know what they're talking about.
sounded like it...though I couldn't understand most of it.
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3. In the past, many U.S. citizens traveling abroad to affected regions have been forced to delay their return to the United States due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability. In many cases, flights were suspended and passengers faced long delays due to the need to repair a damaged airport. Roads were also washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas. In the event of a hurricane, travelers should be aware that they may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or more.


6. U.S. citizens living in or traveling to storm-prone regions overseas should prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit containing a supply of bottled water, non- perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand crank radio, and vital documents (especially passport and identification) in a waterproof container. Emergency shelters often have access only to basic resources and limited medical and food supplies.

I wish some people would have these 2 paragraphs engraved into their foreheads..sure would make things alot easier. Do not expect shelters to have enough supplies..bring your own......and expect to stay for awhile without any electriciy.
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I still hope it will turn north and just go away. If it wasn't so damn hot, I wouldn't mind being cooped up with Jez and the gang at La rana. Hope it never happens. (no offense)

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Woke up to bright sunshine this morning, FWIW. A little overcast now, but not raining. Here.

Let me just say right now... I don't like Dean.
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I still hope it will turn north and just go away. If it wasn't so damn hot, I wouldn't mind being cooped up with Jez and the gang at La rana. Hope it never happens. (no offense)
I hope it turns north as well, I don't want anything to happen down Mexico way, this year was our first trip and anxiously wanting to go back. We'll take the hit up here.
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THIS is an interesting tool to find out when and how close a storm can get to where you are. I just plugged in the info for my sister-in-law who lives in Santo Domingo and as of now (of course this can and probably will change), Dean should pass approximately 157 miles south of her in about 89 hours. Kinda kewl.
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