hurricane storm forecasters are beginning to look like they have no clue
where it's headed. Now more than 200 miles west of earlier predictions, the
storm is heading towards the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico or past the west
side of Cuba...take your pick.
On Grand Cayman Island, reports say flooding is widespread with the
international airport flooded with 2 feet of water on the runway. People are
said to be standing on roofs in some places begging for help as water has
taken over the ground level.
The National Weather Service has issued probabilities for the strorm hitting
cities Key West, the west coast of Florida and the Panhandle. All cities are
claimed to have approximately 12% probability of the eye coming within 75
For the Florida Keys the Weather Service has issued this statement:
MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS AND COUNTY OFFICES WILL REMAIN CLOSED MONDAY.
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE STILL MAINTAINING A
MANDATORY EVACUATION DUE TO THE THREAT OF HURRICANE IVAN AND NOT
RECOMMENDING RE-ENTRY INTO THE KEYS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS BEEN
MINIMIZED. THE MONROE COUNTY INFORMATION HOT-LINE HAS THE LATEST
INFORMATION. THEY MAY BE REACHED AT 1 800...9 5 5...5 5 0 4. THE KEY
WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REMAINS CLOSED TO COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC AT
THIS TIME. GREYHOUND BUS LINES SERVICE IS STILL SUSPENDED. FOR
UPDATES AND DETAILS ON GREYHOUND BUS SERVICE...CALL 1 800...2 3
1...2 2 2 2.