Cozumel Recovers From Effects of Emily

19th Jul 2005

Cozumel is quickly recovering from the effects of Hurricane Emily, which moved through the island early Monday morning (July 18). 
According to Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Cozumel Hotel Association,
Cozumel sustained minimal damage and everyone on island weathered the storm safely.

“Cozumel is doing well and operating as normal today. The airport is open and ferry
services are up and running again,” he said.

“Although there was some damage to
hotels and other local properties, the important thing is that everyone remained
safe throughout the storm.”

Currently the only hotel on island that will temporarily close due to damage from
Hurricane Emily is the Iberostar Cozumel Hotel.

To ensure the safety of visitors to the island, approximately 1,200 tourists were
evacuated to the Cozumel Convention Centre on Sunday evening (July 17) where they
rode at the storm. Guests at hotels equipped with safety facilities were moved to
on-site shelters.


Tourists began returning to their hotels and resorts early Monday.  Guests whose
hotels sustained damage by the hurricane were accommodated at alternate hotels and



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