122. Hurricane Dean 

Hurricane Dean looked like a monster. It developed a category 5, the highest and most dangerous . Category 1 is called “minimal,” with wind speeds to 95 mph. Category 5 is called “catastrophic,” wind speeds of at least 156 mph. It over trees and destroys small buildings. Hurricane Dean Jamaica, just south of Cuba. It destroyed hundreds homes in Jamaica, and then continued west toward and Yucatan, part of Mexico. Cancun, a Mexican town on the Gulf of Mexico, was also danger.
Thousands of tourists caught early flights out Cancun. But some stayed. “Hurricanes are usually more than bite,” said one tourist from Mississippi. “Of , sometimes they’re all bite, like Katrina a couple years ago, and Andrew and Camille before that.”
’t forget Hugo, and Charley, and Agnes, and Rita,” wife chimed in. “Oh, yeah, and Gilbert! And about Wilma?”
“Yeah, you’re right. They can be . But usually, they just bring lots of rain wind without much destruction. My wife and I having a great time here in Cancun, and ’re not going to pick up and leave, especially how much this vacation is costing us. We’ll our chances.”
This tourist and his wife were . Dean traveled south of Cancun, causing little damage the resort. In fact, two days later, Cancun almost completely cleaned up and bustling again. It as if Dean had never been there. The brought heavy rain to parts of Mexico, but out two days after hitting land. Two weeks , Hurricane Felix, also a category 5 at one , passed south of Jamaica and headed straight toward .