Tropical Storm Dolly Update
Authorities in Quintana Roo have apparently evacuated hundreds of tourists from the Riviera Maya in preparation for the oncoming Tropical Storm Dolly. The entire coast of Quintana Roo is under a tropical storm warning and Civil Protection has announced an orange alert (high danger). The storm is expected to hit the coast later tonight, starting south and working it's way north to Cancun then over to the Yucatan closer to morning. Winds are reaching 75 km/h (46 m/h) with gusts up to 95 km/h (59 m/h) and 4 to 6 inches of rain is expected for the area. The storm is currently about 76 km/265 miles south of Cozumel.
Here in Cancun it's 7:30 pm and we're just getting a little bit of rain off and on and it's a bit breezy, nothing that feels like a tropical storm yet. (Though as I type we're starting to get some good gusts). Too bad yet another storm is coming at night so I can't get any pictures. Hope my fellow bloggers down the coast, especially Jonna and Mimi who are right on the beach are holding on tight! You too Wayne, perched out on your rock in the sea. :)
images courtesy the National Hurricane Center