At 1:45 p.m., Hurricane Dean was about to emerge into the Bay of Campeche, according to the latest report from the National Hurricane Center.
Mexico has off-shore oil infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico in that area. The Oil Drum blog has done an analysis of the oil infrastructure in Dean's path. Read that here. The hurricane warning on the east coast of the peninsula has ended, and people are emerging to assess the damage.
According to CNN, there were no immediate reports of deaths. Maximum sustained winds are clocked at about 85 mph, with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend 45 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds extend 150 miles.
Having hit the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 5 monster, Dean unleashed its energy on the land and will emerge at Category 1 strength. But it could strengthen again as it heads out again over water.
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