With Category 5 Hurricane Dean bearing down on the coast, the disaster in the making will prove interesting as it unfolds. 3000 people were evacuated from Ambergris Caye/San Pedro. Hurricane Mitch in 1999 caused tremendous damage on the island. With this one gunning just north of Ambergris Caye, the damage may prove enormous. The coral reef will serve as somewhat of a barrier, but with this much wind, it will be pretty insignificant. Pictures will tell a million words in the coming hours.
This map from the Weather Channel should auto update…and once the hurricane leaves, will probably be a blank image.