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Hurricane Dean: media round-up (last updated 09.00) – 22 Aug 2007

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Wednesday August 22



  • After dwindling to a category one storm over the Yucatan Peninsula, Hurricane Dean is expected to rise to level two by the time it reaches the east coast of the Mexican mainland (Bloomberg)

Tuesday August 21



  • Dean is now down to a category two storm, but could intensify on the other side of the Yucatan Peninsula. The weather in Cancun is reportedly ‘more like a rainy day than a serious storm’ (BBC)


  • Hurricanes and history – Dean is the eighth most intense Atlantic storm since 1851 (New York Times)


  • Video: Eyewitness report from CBS4 producer (CBS4 Denver)


  • Hurricane Dean weakend to a category three storm after landfall, with wind speed falling from 168 to 125mph (Bloomberg, ABC Online)


  • Hurricane Dean has made landfall near the Mexico-Belize border (BBC, Guardian, ITV News)


  • Tourists in Cancun have escaped the worst of the storm (Guardian)

 


Monday August 20



  • Weather monitors show the Cayman Islands will escape the worst of Hurricane Dean, but the Yucatan Peninsula looks set to bear the brunt of it. The storm is expected to make landfall early on Tuesday morning just south of Tulum (Weather.com)


  • Jamaica Tourist Board has issued a holding statement. There is some disruption to flights from the UK, but local hotels and resorts have escaped serious damage (summary on travelweekly.co.uk)


  • A British holidaymaker in the Cayman Islands describes her preparations for Hurricane Dean (BBC)


  • Hurricane Dean travel Q&A (Times)


  • Belize and the Caymans are ‘next on the hurricane’s list’; the Cayman Islands have imposed a curfew (Times, NPR.org, Independent, Guardian)


  • Eastern Caribbean is ‘back in business’ but Martinique has suffered ‘extensive damage’ (Caribbean 360)


  • UK tourists ‘appear to have escaped the worst’ of the hurricane (Guardian)


  • Jamaica has ‘taken a battering’ from Dean (BBC)

 


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Hurricane Dean hits St Lucia and Martinique (Associated Press)





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