TS Matthew: Report & Check in for MX & CA-Updates

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Re: TS Matthew: Please Report & Check in for MX & CA

#41 Postby Macrocane » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:50 pm

Hi guys! finally the rains have calmed down and we've had only intermitent drizzle this morning. The first map shows the rainfall between 7:00 am yesterday and 7:00 am today and the 2nd map shows the total accumulations in the last 3 days. The highest rainfall in the last 3 days was 282.3 mm/11.11 inches

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I think this will be the last observations I'll post on this thread as the rains in the next few days will be produced by the Caribbean system and not because of Matthew's remnants.
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#42 Postby artist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:18 pm

Macrocane wrote:Hi guys! finally the rains have calmed down and we've had only intermitent drizzle this morning. The first map shows the rainfall between 7:00 am yesterday and 7:00 am today and the 2nd map shows the total accumulations in the last 3 days. The highest rainfall in the last 3 days was 282.3 mm/11.11 inches

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I think this will be the last observations I'll post on this thread as the rains in the next few days will be produced by the Caribbean system and not because of Matthew's remnants.


wow! 11 inches!
Thanks for keeping us up to date, and we are glad to know you are doing ok. I hope you don't continue to get rains.
As soon as they declare a storm I will start another reports thread, otherwise, yes, putting your obs in the 96l thread, would be a great idea. It is confusing, isn't it? :double:
We still haven't heard from alanstover. Do you know if there have been power outages or not?
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#43 Postby Macrocane » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:35 pm

There were some power outages in El Salvador but they were not widespread and something similar may have happened in some locations from Guatemala.
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#44 Postby artist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:17 pm

Macrocane wrote:There were some power outages in El Salvador but they were not widespread and something similar may have happened in some locations from Guatemala.

thanks Macrocane. I hope we hear from him soon.
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#45 Postby alanstover » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:47 pm

Thanks folks, for worrying about us, and sorry for not getting in touch sooner. I had a problem (not weather related) with my internet connection and was not able to go online all day yesterday and part of the day today.

Electricity blinked off a few times, probably due to windy conditions, but other than that we haven´t had any problems. Though if conditions continue, its not unlikely we could loose power sometime later.

We have had blowing light rain at our location since yesterday afternoon, not a lot of accumulation, but miserable weather. We have had about 3 in. of precip since Fri.
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#46 Postby artist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:50 pm

alanstover wrote:Thanks folks, for worrying about us, and sorry for not getting in touch sooner. I had a problem (not weather related) with my internet connection and was not able to go online all day yesterday and part of the day today.

Electricity blinked off a few times, probably due to windy conditions, but other than that we haven´t had any problems. Though if conditions continue, its not unlikely we could loose power sometime later.

We have had blowing light rain at our location since yesterday afternoon, not a lot of accumulation, but miserable weather. We have had about 3 in. of precip since Fri.


so good to see you check in alan! I am glad it was not due to the weather. Hopefully this thing will eventually pull away from you guys so you can get some sunshine!
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#47 Postby BZSTORM » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:51 pm

posting these links real quick as looks like we have some weather coming in tonight - showers, lightening and thunder, radar shows rain coming our way to Placencia from the North of Belize.
OK news reports this channel 5 News from Tonights News show http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/39270
and this is link for channel 7 News which should be updated within next half hour sometimes that down upload the late news show until 11.00pm. http://www.7newsbelize.com/
and finally this is from iwitness weather channel news of the waves in Placencia when the wind changed to more south westerly and started trashing the piers on that side. http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/t ... cent#18350
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#48 Postby artist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:24 am

thanks for the links BZSTORM. Those waves are incredible! 15 inches of rain, wow! And they are saying its not over.
More than a dozen people have died in the caribbean from this storm. And more than 300 just from this rainy season in the caribbean. I had no idea!

:larrow: Just reported on TWC-
300 homes have been buried in a mudslide in MX!

Our thoughts and prayers are with all.
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#49 Postby artist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:03 am

The army has been called out due to the mudslide in MX - near Oaxaca.
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#50 Postby alanstover » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:06 pm

Sympathies and prayers to those in Mexico. Sounds like they are getting the worst deal out of Matthew.

There have been no deaths reported in Guatemala, though our local newspaper says that 8,000 were affected, including those whose homes were damaged by flooding, those who were evacuated, etc.

http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/com ... 66016.html
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#51 Postby artist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:20 pm

good to hear from you alan.
Yes, the news at this point does not sound good.
As you I offer my sympathies and prayers. If you hear anything more would you please let us know?
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#53 Postby artist » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:55 pm

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This raging river on Tuesday had cut off the bridge to the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, where hundreds were feared killed in a landslide. Dozens of rescue vehicles were stuck at the crossing.
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Share Print Font: +-OAXACA, Mexico — The first 30 soldiers from a relief convoy reached a remote hillside town that was hit overnight by a landslide, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday, and their reports indicate fewer deaths than initially reported.

Bing.com Most of the convoy, as well as dozens of vehicles and digging equipment, has been unable to reach the town in Oaxaca state due to a road cut off by a raging river. Helicopters were grounded by the bad weather as well.

The soldiers "found serious damage but possibly not of the magnitude initially estimated," Calderon said.
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#54 Postby expat2carib » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:25 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11429439

28 September 2010 Last updated at 21:15 GMT

Scores missing after landslide in southern Mexico

At least seven people have been killed and 100 are missing after an overnight landslide in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, officials have said.

Heavy rain saturated a 200m (656ft) wide strip of mountainside above the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, causing it to slip at 0400 (0900 GMT).

Oaxaca's governor earlier said between 100 and 300 homes had been buried, with as many as 600 people sleeping inside.

The first rescue teams have arrived after struggling over buried roads.

Army spokesman Lt Col Francisco Enriquez Rojas told the BBC that 150 troops had arrived at Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec "after an arduous trip since the roads are destroyed".


We hope to arrive in time to rescue the families who were buried”

Ulises Ruiz Oaxaca governor

A preliminary report by the civil protection authorities later said there were so far only seven confirmed deaths.

The municipal secretary of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, Cipriano Gomez, told the BBC that the town was in a state of chaos.

"There is no electricity, it is still raining heavily," he said.

Mr Gomez said that the authorities had decided to evacuate the town of 9,000 because it was still raining and there was a risk of more landslides.

A helicopter sent to help had not been able to land due to thick fog in the area, he added.

Specialists sent

Oaxaca's governor, Ulises Ruiz, said it would be possible to get a more accurate assessment of the devastation once the first rescuers reported from the scene.

"We hope to arrive in time to rescue the families who were buried."
A woman is helped to safety after flooding in Juchitan, Oaxaca, (4 September 2010) Parts of Mexico, including Oaxaca, have endured their worst rainy season on record

Paramedics, police, soldiers and marines from at least four states have been mobilised, and many are being flown to the area with rescue dogs and heavy machinery, Red Cross officials said.

Specialists in rescuing people from collapsed buildings are also being sent.

President Felipe Calderon will also visit the scene of the landslide later on Tuesday, according to the Excelsior newspaper.

"There has been a very unfortunate landslide in Oaxaca. There are dozens missing. Federal and state help is on its way, but it is difficult to reach," he wrote in a message posted on his Twitter account.

Situated in the Sierra Juarez mountain range, about 80km (50 miles) east of Oaxaca city, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec is famous for its colonial buildings and archaeological sites.

The BBC's Julian Miglierini in Mexico City says the area is the heartland of the indigenous Mixe culture and is considered one of Mexico's poorest.

Tropical Storm Matthew had caused heavy rainfall in the mountains over the weekend, officials said.

Parts of Mexico, including Oaxaca, have endured their worst rainy season on record, which has triggered heavy flooding and mudslides which have killed at least 15 people and forced thousands from their homes.
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