Caribbean: Hurricane Emily - Jul 2005
(New York: 1 December 2005): More than 30,000 people remain displaced in temporary shelters in Honduras, in the wake of tropical storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of the official 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, and the last to cause significant damage in the Americas.
SITUATION: Caribbean countries and Mexico continue cleanup and recovery efforts from two substantial hurricanes earlier this month: hurricanes Dennis and Emily. Dennis affected Haiti and Cuba while Emily affected Jamaica, Grenada, Mexico, as well as parts of Texas.
July 20, 2005, Baltimore, MD - Hurricane Emily is slamming into the northeastern coast of Mexico at this hour, with sustained winds at 125 mph. The eye is passing over the southern end of Laguna Madre, whipping seas and soaking inland areas as far north as South Texas. The main impacts will be felt across Mexico, with water level rise up to 12 feet at the coast and strong winds and heavy rain inland. The flood threat will increase as the hurricane moves inland.