Saturday, February 6, 2010

High Water Mark

This is the high water mark in Chetumal when Hurricane Janet made landfall right on the Chetumal waterfront at 1:00 AM on September 28, 1955 as a Category 5 storm. The storm surge was over 6.5 feet deep and extended 1600 feet inland. This plaque in on the side of a building in downtown Chetumal. All but four buildings were destroyed and an accurate death tally has never been made but it is known to have been at least 500 and this is considered a very conservative estimate.

Janet Sign

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