Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This seemed like an especially appropriate image for this week, with Hurricane Rina bearing down on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Mérida is not directly in its path but it could get a lot of rain and wind, as it did during last week's "tropical depression".
The communities on the Caribbean coast could be in for much worse than that.
Precautions were taken, including evacuation of Cozumel. My neighbor Ricardo's family are there, he said they were among the storm refugees, comfortably ensconced in a hotel with their cats.
After a couple of days of losing steam,
Rina was downgraded to another "tropical depression" on the coast.