Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tacogirl's Ambergris Caye Blog

Tagogirl has updated her blog, lots a great pictures!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Colette and Maya - Updated Blog

I believe that the first "blog" of AC to be updated is:

take a look!

Please continue to send updates!

If you have requests or updates, please contine to send them.


Major update

Reports coming in!!

We have been getting reports of people doing well, (as well as can be expected) post Dean. Keep thise reposrts comming in, we are ALL glad that is looks like we are doing better than expected!

San Pedro is resting easier this morning

San Pedro is resting easier this morning as Hurricane Dean has passed over. Winds were very strong, the water came up quite a bit on the lagoon side, flooding some streets, but damage is limited to docks and debris, there are no major personal injuries.
Over 10,000 people were evacuated from Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker prior to the storm, and about 2,000 remained in shelter for the duration of the hurricane. Intense wave, wind, and rain began late last night and continued til early this morning.

The eye of the storm made landfall near Majahual, a popular port with cruise liners, located about 56 kilometres northeast of Chetumal and the Belize border, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Dean packed winds near 270 km/h and was moving west-northwest near 32 km/h across the Yucatan peninsula, on course to reach by Tuesday evening the southern Bay of Campeche, where state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos decided Monday to shut down production on the offshore rigs that extract most of the nation’s oil.

The hurricane has killed at least 12 people across the Caribbean, picked up strength after brushing Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and became a monstrous Category 5 hurricane Monday.

Category 5 storms — capable of catastrophic damage — are extremely rare. Only three have hit the U.S. since 1935.

New info - in database

Be sure to scroll down, left and right or log into the google spreadsheet to see all of the data. Things are going to get crazy for a while, trying to track down everyone.

Monday, August 20, 2007

View the spreadsheet / Enter info

For those of you that may want to see the whole spreadsheet: (requires a Google / gmail account)

Click Here to VIEW AC Friends and Family information

remember the best way to get data into the spreadsheet is:

Click Here to enter Ac Friends and Family information

If that doesn't work, feel free to just add coments to this post.

Stay Safe!

Water Cut off Ambergris Caye

Water will be cut off after 7 pm local.

Fill ANYTHING you can, it may be a while before water gets turned back on

Posting - Click here

I am revising the way data is entered and will be posted, this will speed up the updating and reporting.

Click Here to enter your information

Blogger Status

Monday, August 20, 2007

Blogger and Blog*Spot will be unavailable Monday (8/20) at 4:00PM PDT for about 10 minutes for maintenance.

Database updated - scroll up /dn - L - R (wheel mouse works best)

Belize Curfew

The Cabinet, on the advice of NEMO, has decided to implement a curfew from 8:00 pm tonight to 9:00 am. tomorrow The areas that the curfew will cover are all of the Corozal District, Orange Walk District and Belize District, including Belize City, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

San Pedro emergency center at the town council, open 24-7

San Pedro emergency center at the town council,
open 24-7 til we go GREEN again, phone is 226 3695


Spent most of last couple of days (and night) designing, updating, collecting items for this web site. Let's hope it is never needed, but since it is best to PLAN AHEAD, here ya go..

The links have been created, updated, and changed.

Tweaked ways to get information, and the best way to manage it.

I don't plan to put any pictures on this page to keep it fast loading, but keep up with the blog links below, and they should have plenty of pictures.

I also plan to archive pretty quick to keep just a few pages on the main page Should also speed up loading)

Thanks to everyone that has helped in getting this set up, in one way or another.

All we need if your information. If you plan to leave, or stay, let us know when while you still can.

Let other know about this site. We are all concerned about our friends and family.

No one can predict when the power, or Internet may go off-line or for how long.

Plan Ahead, Stay Safe!

Ambergris Caye Friends and Family - Click Here to enter your information

I am revising the way data is entered and will be posted, this will speed up the updating and reporting.

Click Here to enter your information

Pet Resources

saw this posting: If you can help, please do!

I have been receiving many calls about the shelter at Barefoot Iguana. I only have 5 volunteers for caring for the animals...AFTER the storm passes. I would really welcome assistance before the storm. I need assistance with the intake of the animals. If I had this, I could open the club now and begin receiving the animals today instead of at 9:00 am tomorrow morning.

Please call me at 226.4079 or on my cell at 625.4551 if you have some time to help.

New Tracking info (be sure to scroll down and L to R)

new link updated, this -link deleted

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ambergris Caye Emergency Response Friends

With the rapidly approaching Hurricane Dean, I thoght it might be a good idea to have a site where people all over the world can find and post information about friends on Ambergris Caye.

As I get time, I'll attempt to collect the information posted (via coments) and create a spreadsheet with the following information:

Last Name, First Name, Date, Status, Location, Contact info

Feel free to leave as much or as little detail as you feel comfortable.

Hopefully this will help limit the individual emails, that may clog everyone's e-mail.

You can also use this as a way to find someone:Hope this helps!

Last updated 644 GMT Aug 18, 2007

Last Name, First Name, Date, Status, Location, Contact info