It’s a category 5 storm now with 160mph sustained winds. Yikes!
A friend of my brothers just recently arrived in Jamaica. Hopefully he found a way to get the heck out of there, as this catastrophic storm is imminently bearing down.
“Dean” is the first hurricane of what forecasters had originally predicted to be an above-average 2007 season.
They predict that Dean will be a Category 5 storm with 160mph sustained winds with 195mph gusts that will thrash the mellow island this morning. The future path is uncertain, but they anticipate it will cross the Yucatan Pennisula, then over the warm waters of the Gulf, then somewhere near the southern-most border of Texas. It will most likely not be near a Cat 5, but about a Cat 3 storm when it lands near the U.S.
Living in the Northeast U.S. often has it’s advantages.