- Posted August 8, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Hurricane season 2012
Ernesto blows through with minimal damage
Half asleep, half awake listening to the wind rattling our windows, i had the urge to jump out of bed, pick up my camera and take photos of the phenomenon that lay beyond our closed doors...but sleep took hold...the sound of the storm sending me into unconciousness.
This morning I awoke to find minimal damage, extremely fortunate for the locals and animal life of Quintana Roo (Playa del Carmen to be exact) and the many thousands of tourists visiting, who will now be able to continue enjoying their well earned vacation.
After a quick check outside to make sure nothing had flown during the night, I had breakfast and grabbed my camera and just had to capture the post-storm waves at the beach...but this time in the centre of Playa.
On the way into town, I saw some damage to hotel signs, palm trees ripped from the ground, blocking the roads and torn billboard ads.
The photos you can see here were taken on the North Powder beach in Playa del Carmen.
The sky is clearing but still has some dramatic lighting effects and unfortunately for the Mayakal resort there was some small sea damage and uproooted, overturned palapas on the beach but all in all, we were very lucky not to have suffered any worse.
There seems to be a lot of storm action at the moment and the hurricane season finishes in November.