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Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria

So "Potential Tropical Storm 15" is expected to be named Maria and be a hurricane in the next 24hrs. It is currently listed on NHC website as "Potential Tropical Cyclone 15". Current models (all are pretty much in agreement on strengthening and track) are showing it hitting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic mid week around the 20th. My question is, what is the typical SOP for the hotels. Will they give you option to leave or is it a forced evacuation and they refuse to let you stay? If I wanted to ride it out, will they let you?

I am scheduled to arrive tomorrow, Sunday and as of right now it is not named, no watches, no warnings so canceling the trip and taking advantage of the insurance is not doable.

Here's to hoping Jose` slows down, and pulls Maria north...

Edited: 16 September 2017, 18:45
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Hi

Personally I think it is a BIG leap to turn what is listed as a Tropical Depression into a Hurricane and from what I have read NHC makes no mention of it

Edited: 16 September 2017, 19:06
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…noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT15/AL152017_5day_…

Not only do they mention it, they have been running models on it.

Edited: 16 September 2017, 19:17
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I will be going to Punta Cana on the 28th, also worried about what can become Maria

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Not sure on your insurance, but ours let us cancel this morning without penalty. We booked through Expedia. It was a bummer decision for us.

Praying for all the best!

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Not being unkind but why book a holiday in the hurricane season as there is always a chance of such weather fronts being around

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We going on the 23rd and looking forward to it , counting the days . We always go in Sept/oct

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Being that hurricane season encompasses every day in summer, I'm not sure that matters too much.

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Regarding "forced evacuation" I know a handful of resorts evacuated guests to other resorts. Most if not all resorts have hurricane plans in place. The resort I am familiar with allowed guests to stay, some were moved to safer rooms. The beach was closed and off limits. During the height of the potential threat guests were required to stay in their rooms where food and beverages were delivered by staff.

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