Well Hurricane Earl has passed, and Mahahual is still standing. Earl hit Belize about 200 miles south of us. I have not been into town yet, but I don’t think there is a lot of damage, just some things thrown around and some knocked down palapas.
We had a lot of wind and rain here, with some flooding. The power and internet stayed on the whole time during the storm, it flicked off and on a couple of times, but that was about it.
I went into town late afternoon and everybody was boarding up all the places on the malecon. What was funny the waiters at Big Mama’s were having a party and drinking while they were boarding up the place, and taking down their palapas. They were having a good time in the face of a hurricane coming.
I will be going into town in a little while to check things out. Here is a video of the damage around Mahahual taken early this morning by Michele Murgo of Pizza Papi.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina