Caribbean Region: Hurricane Gilbert - Sep 1988
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By Brigitte Leoni
CANCUN, Mexico, 1 March 2017 – Mexico’s historical Maya civilisation created not only a written language and a binary mathematical system, but also a hurricane warning system that still works today.
It is housed in the clifftop Templo Dios del Viento, or Temple of the God of the Wind, in Tulum, a Maya site that had its heyday in the years 1200 to 1450.
The temple contains an intricate web of holes that cause an extremely loud whistling sound when early hurricane-force winds blow in from the Caribbean Sea towards Tulum.
CARIBBEAN REGION - HURRICANE GILBERT
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
12 SEPTEMBER 1988
HURRICANE GILBERT, WITH CENTRAL WINDS OF 100 MPH (160 KMPH) AND EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY, THREATENING HISPANIOLA, JAMAICA AND CUBA, ACCORDING TO THE (UNDRO-PAHO/WHO-LRCS) PAN CARIBBEAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION PROJECT TEAM (PCDPPP) AND UNITED STATES NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.
HURRICANE WARNINGS INFORCE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI, JAMAICA AND SOUTHERN CUBA. UNDRO WITH PCDPPP SUPPORT MONITORING SITUATION.