First of all I want to thank you for all of your well written and informative blogs. I haven't participated or posted on your page before, but I have followed your blogs quite closely for the past year and have shared your page with other people living in the Cancun area.
With the amount of tropical activity in the 2005 hurricane season and especially with our area being hit by Stanley, Emily and Wilma, be assured that your insights, explanations and forecasts were very welcome and avidly read by myself and by many other people who live here. It is one thing to see only a forecast and follow the developement and trajectory of a storm, but it is a lot better to have an informed professional opinion such as yours to read and at least be better informed as to what to expect.
Your comments in this last blog about the efforts of the people of Mexico in preventing deaths from hurricanes are very well received. As you very well know, it takes A LOT of work to pull this off. That is to say, a lot of work on the individual scale and a lot of teamwork on the larger scale.
The people in this area are very proud to have weathered the storms so well and are even prouder of the fact that today, a few months after hurricane Wilma hit us and kept slamming us for several days, it is hard to see evidence of a hurricane of this magnitude having passed through here, let alone three storms in one season. Cancun and the areas surrounding it are open for business and better than ever.
To say this such a short time after several major hurricanes is also a feat. My hat is off to my countrymen and my thanks also go to you, Dr. Masters, for doing such a good job of keeping us informed and for recognizing in your last blog the effort that goes into making our area safe, even in the middle of possibly the worst hurricane season on record.
Please, Dr. Masters, keep up the good work.