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Hurricane Dean's Path To The Yucatán Peninsula

Where: Cancun, Mexico
August 20, 2007 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

Playa del Carmen is empty and the Cancún airport is full of tourists trying to jet back home, many are trying to get aboard the "ferry" flights designated for evacuation. After two or more days of waiting, plenty of people are still camping out on the airport floor, despite what Barger says. Still, by the time Dean reaches the Yucatan tomorrow morning more than 50,000 tourists will have been evacuated -- not bad.

What to do if you are in Mexico or going to Mexico in the next couple of days? Be patient and flexible. Most airlines will issue you credit in a situation like this, as will most hotels, but be sure to read the fine print.

Back of the envelope travel guide to Hurricane Dean:

· Tourists Flee Cancun [TheAge]
· What Travelers Need To Know About Hurricane Dean [Elliott]
· Yucatán Peninsula, battening down for hurricane Dean [CSMonitor]
· Hurricane Dean Tracker [Weather.com]
· Hurricane Dean [National Hurricane Center]
· Cancun Hotels [HotelChatter]

[Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP]

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