TROPICAL STORM RINA STATEMENT
DATE: October 27, 2011
The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau is continuously monitoring the projected path of ”Rina,” now downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. The CVB is working together with other government agencies at state and federal levels, to stay abreast of storm developments and potential affected areas, as “Rina” is currently over the Mexican Caribbean region.
According to The National Hurricane Center, the storm is currently south of the island of Cozumel and headed North-West towards the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical Storm “Rina” is currently sustaining wind speeds of about 70 miles per hour.
In accordance to the protocol of the Early Warning System (SIAT) and per Governor Roberto Borge Angulo’s instructions, the State Council of Civil Protection declared a yellow alert Wednesday night for the entire state Quintana Roo in preparation for the storm and its imminent approach to the Quintana Roo coast, yet “Rina” has since weakened and is considered to be less of a threat.
At the moment, Cancun International Airport remains open, and will remain so until further notice. Even as the airport is expected to remain operational, it is recommended that passengers confirm flights and be aware that many flights may be full.
Cancun is equipped and prepared to deal with natural occurrences such as this. Mexican authorities have already set up emergency shelters and many hotels are offering visitors the flexibility to change their reservations, if deemed necessary.