It's been a relatively quiet hurricane season for the U.S., but busier in the Caribbean and Mexico. Still, though prepared for the worst as storms approached, the resorts in those areas got off very easy. On August 18 it looked as if Hurricane Dean, an extremely powerful Category 5 storm with sustained winds of more than 150 mph, would give Jamaica a direct hit and proceed to smash Cancun, which was devastated by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. But Dean veered south, and Jamaica’s tourism ...

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