Let me poo poo the Commie conjecture of global warming.
George Bush and I agree that it is simply coincidence that last year was the warmest worldwide on record. It was a fluke that it was the worst hurricane season on record.
The folks who lived through it in the Yucatan are harder to convince.
This is the second largest flag in the world, still tattered from Wilma. As is the Mexican Caribbean coastline.
Victor was on Isla Mujares when Wilma hit October 2005. He was guiding 40 Scandinavian girls on a bike tour when the evacuation call came.
It was end-of-the-world stuff, he told. Palm trees designed to sheer in high winds were ripped out of the ground by the roots — spinning off like a child´s toy.
Officially Wilma bypassed Isla Mujeres!
The hurricane’s eye first passed over the island of Cozumel, and then made official landfall near Playa del Carmen with winds near 140 mph.
Wilma was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever measured (based on central pressure) and one of the worst 10 of all time based on any criteria.
Lets hope the gorgeous white sand beaches can all be restored.