Report From Cancun: 5 am And Hurricane Dean Is HereAugust 21, 2007 4:13 am Previous Hurricanes Archive
I shouldn’t be awake right now. When we went to sleep around 1 am, not much was happening, there were occasional strong wind gusts but not much else. And so I went to sleep with the window near my bed open (and with a cat sitting on the windowsill).
At about 3 am I was woken up by rain being blown in the window and all over me (the cat was no where to be seen). The wind was blowing very hard, it was pouring down rain and there was thunder and lightning. So I got up and closed the window.
At 3:15 am the BBC called my cell phone wanting a live report. I told them what could be seen and surmised from looking out my bedroom window.
Since waking I’ve prowled around the house and have not found any water coming in and, for now, there is no flooding outside my house. In the past hour we’ve had several rounds of heavy rains accompanied by fierce winds, a few moments ago the rain was pounding down on us from the east at a 45 degree angle.
But right now, right this minute, it’s perfectly quiet. There’s no rain, no wind, there are no car alarms going off, no dogs barking…oh, now I hear one of my cats meowing…and here comes the wind again…
Cancun is getting the outer bands of Hurricane Dean, which is why we have periods of calm followed by crazy wind and rain.
Amazingly we still have power, although it just flickered for the umpteenth time, so it may go out yet. I’ve got to get some more sleep now, I will post again when I wake up.
Posted by RiverGirl