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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 06:42 am

ABC NewsRadio reported a couple of hours ago that Cancun was “under eight metres of water”. Here’s the latest from AP:

Hurricane Wilma tore into Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coastline on Friday with torrential rains and shrieking winds, filling streets with water, shattered glass and debris as thousands of tourists hunkered down in hotel ballrooms and emergency shelters.

More Wilma news here.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/22/2005 at 02:31 AM
    1. Not again. You’ve gotta really feel for these Southerners at the moment.

      Posted by JamesP on 10/22 at 02:49 AM • permalink


    1. Not good news at all.  But it sounds like the local officials are dealing with this as well as can be expected, under the circumstances.

      One coment: the linked article reported waves of 21 feet (about 7 meters).  The “eight metres of water” may be hype, and are probably waves.  In my opinion, anyhow.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 10/22 at 02:54 AM • permalink


    1. Any cannibalism yet?

      Posted by lil varmint on 10/22 at 03:02 AM • permalink


    1. Y’all,y’all take care…
      O/T La Doogue this morning enthusiastically promoting “Spooky and his chorale” crooning “Don’t come between a man and his tool?” – with lines like “feel the weight in your hand” etc. The faint hearted dursn’t cop an earful of radio national these days.
      Is Aunty having a mid life crisis or what?

      Posted by crash on 10/22 at 03:08 AM • permalink


    1. #3 Not a lot and arson is also down

      Posted by jlc on 10/22 at 06:13 AM • permalink


    1. Aunty is holed up in de old weatherboard. De winds is howlin’, de rains is beatin’ down, de waters is risin’, an’de alligators is circlin’.

      Posted by blogstrop on 10/22 at 07:06 AM • permalink


    1. Someone rejoicing in the name of Slavoj Zizek writees of New Orleans reportage on a site called “In these Times” (sorry no link):

      And exactly the same goes for the looting in New Orleans: Even if all the reports on violence and rapes had proven to be factually true, the stories circulating about them would still be “pathological” and racist, since what motivated these stories were not facts, but racist prejudices, the satisfaction felt by those who would be able to say: “You see, Blacks really are like that, violent barbarians under the thin layer of civilization!” In other words, we would be dealing with what could be called lying in the guise of truth: Even if what I am saying is factually true, the motives that make me say it are false.

      So even true reports of crimes committed by black people are evidence of anti-black racism and pathology.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 10/22 at 08:29 AM • permalink



  • Wouldn’t it simply be easier to name each hurricane George Bush?

    “Hurricane George Bush 2007C decimated the Gulf Coast today.  It was possibly worse than the Hurricane George Bush 2005D.  Deaths are estimated in the hundreds, all due to George Bush”.

    Posted by wronwright on 10/22 at 09:46 AM • permalink


  • Be, more, specific,Wron,Dubya please.Do try to aquire a little polish.All that waxing and still no polish…

    Posted by crash on 10/22 at 09:58 AM • permalink



  • This guy really has a great site-

    especially the mapping towards the bottom of the page.  It refreshes automatically and you can click on each radar, prjected path or satellite shot to get to the original sourcs.

    I sent this to some of the guys sweating this out at CENTCOM and it is now their favorite site to follow.

    It’s that good.

    Posted by madawaskan on 10/22 at 11:48 AM • permalink



  • I’m looking forward to resorting to cannibalism for this storm. Before, I didn’t know that was what I was supposed to do. I usually just ate chips.

    Posted by Donnah on 10/22 at 12:27 PM • permalink



  • Under eight metres of water.  I propose a contest between journalists to go out and measure it.  I’ll pay for the yardstick.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/22 at 04:31 PM • permalink


  • Eight metres of water? We need to send the media chick who, in that celebrated scene, was photographed in the canoe as two guys waded past in ankle-deep water.

    Posted by ErnieG on 10/22 at 05:48 PM • permalink


  • That would be Florida’s own Michelle Kosinski, currently in my hometown to report on the storm.  Looking forward to her report on canoes full of looting, raping, cannibals.

    Posted by Donnah on 10/22 at 06:28 PM • permalink


  • Sounds like a lot of fun, Donnah.  Maybe I can join her in my canoe…..

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 10/23 at 04:46 AM • permalink