Sunday, July 17, 2005

My parents are stranded

... in Cancun, Mexico, thanks to Hurricane Emily. They were supposed to fly back tonight in time for JLYNY tomorrow. Pray for safety and minimal damage. UPDATE, 7/19/05: My parents arrived safely back in New York around 1 this morning, and were at work bright and early today in the middle of the outreach. Sunday night the hotel's front desk called around 1:30 am to say the eye of the storm was overhead and to go to the bathroom for safety. They thought about it for a minute and rolled over to go back to sleep. The front desk never called again to say when it was safe to leave the bathroom.


At 7/19/2005 12:33:00 AM, Blogger Bob said...

Can wife's uncle lives about 30 minutes south in Playa del Carmen, about 2 blocks from the beach. We're hoping they went to stay with his wife's family further inland, but we don't really know.

At 7/19/2005 10:31:00 PM, Blogger Bob said...

Learned tonight that they didn't leave Playa. We've been to there home, it's solid concrete, including all the interior walls, but still...

We're all still waiting to hear word from them, though it may be a while. I did see some footage from Playa this morning, it looked pretty hard hit. I hope Cancun wasn't so bad, but given how close together they are, I can't imagine it was spared much either.

Prayers are with your family!

At 7/20/2005 12:07:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy Del Rio said...

Bob, we're praying for yours as well. Concrete homes tend to withstand hurricanes pretty well, at least that's been my family's experience in Puerto Rico. Hope all is well.


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