Tropical Storm/Hurricane Ida is Coming to Visit
Posted by Tony & Cheri on November 7, 2009
Here’s a weather alert we’re giving to all of our guests of the Luna Blue Hotel today regarding Tropical Storm/Hurricane Ida, which is expected to pass through tomorrow:
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tropical Storm Ida is currently on a path to pass through this area sometime between 7 am Sunday morning and 7 pm Sunday night. A tropical storm will bring a lot of rain and thunderstorms, and winds are expected to be between 40 and 65 mph. It’s quite possible we will lose power during some portion of the storm’s passage, as Mexico sometimes turns off the power during storms for safety reasons. We will put candles in all of the rooms just in case. We will also be removing the outside furniture this afternoon in anticipation of strong winds. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There is a small chance that Ida may gain strength and become a Category 1 hurricane. THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A MAJOR HURRICANE. It will simply mean stronger winds and more rain.
At this point, there are no plans for closure of the Cancun airport. We strongly suggest that you check the internet with your particular airline if you’re flying out tomorrow. If you are unable to determine whether your flight is on time, come to the front desk and we will call the airline for you.
If for any reason you are unable to leave the area tomorrow, we have accommodations should you require or wish them.
We want to again emphasize this is NOT a major storm. There are no plans for evacuation, business closures or other safety precautions. It will simply be very windy and wet for about a 12 hour period. Please feel free to come to the front desk if you have any questions or need any assistance.
To take the sting out of the storm, we’re having 2 for 1 margaritas while the bar is open today (3 to 11 pm).
Tony & Cheri, Owners