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Cablegate: Tfjm01 Situation Report No. 005 As of 1700 Edt

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OO RUEHAG RUEHAO RUEHAP RUEHAT RUEHBC RUEHBI RUEHBL RUEHBZ RUEHCD
RUEHCHI RUEHCI RUEHCN RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDE RUEHDF RUEHDT RUEHDU
RUEHED RUEHEL RUEHFK RUEHFL RUEHGA RUEHGD RUEHGH RUEHGI RUEHGR RUEHHA
RUEHHM RUEHHO RUEHHT RUEHIHL RUEHIK RUEHJO RUEHJS RUEHKN RUEHKR
RUEHKSO RUEHKUK RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLH RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHMA RUEHMC
RUEHMJ RUEHMR RUEHMRE RUEHNAG RUEHNG RUEHNH RUEHNL RUEHNP RUEHNZ
RUEHPA RUEHPB RUEHPD RUEHPOD RUEHPT RUEHPW RUEHQU RUEHRD RUEHRG RUEHRN
RUEHROV RUEHRS RUEHTM RUEHTRO RUEHVC RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHC #7624/01 2332241
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 212228Z AUG 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHKG/AMEMBASSY KINGSTON IMMEDIATE 5923
ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI IMMEDIATE 5197
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//USD:SOLIC// IMMEDIATE
RHRVAKS/COMFIFTHFLT IMMEDIATE
RHRJQJQ/COMSIXTHFLT IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/NGA HQ BETHESDA MD IMMEDIATE
RXFEAE/COMARAIRMED NAPLES IT IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/COMUSNAVEUR NAPLES IT IMMEDIATE
RHHJJAA/JICPAC HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/CDR USJFCOM NORFOLK VA IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE:PRO/DAPE-PER-C// IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE:MO/DAMO-AOC-T/PCC// IMMEDIATE
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC//TWC// IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//J-1/J-3:JOD// IMMEDIATE
RUMIAAA/HQ USSOUTHCOM J2 MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM J3 MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHEHAAA/WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE 2784
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE 2760

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 117624

SIPDIS

SIPDIS, INFORM CONSULS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS AEMR MARR CASC JA MX BH KHLS
SUBJECT: TFJM01 SITUATION REPORT NO. 005 AS OF 1700 EDT
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2007.

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MEXICO - YUCATAN
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1. (U) NO REPORTS OF AMCITS IN DISTRESS. PHONE SERVICE
AND ELECTRICITY REMAINS UNAFFECTED, WITH REPORTS OF ONLY
MINOR DAMAGE AND DOWNED TREES.

2. (U) AIRPORT STATUS: CANCUN - OPEN, FIRST FLIGHTS
SCHEDULED TO DEPART FOR THE UNITED STATES THIS AFTERNOON;
COZUMEL - CLOSED, NO REPORT OF WHEN IT WILL REOPEN; MERIDA
- EXPECTING TO OPERATE FLIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY. (TF/CONSULATE
MERIDA TELCON)

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BELIZE
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3. (U) NO REPORTS OF AMCITS IN DISTRESS NOR OTHER
PROBLEMS. POST HAS ACCOUNTED FOR ALL EMBASSY STAFF. NO
REPORTS OF LOCAL INJURIES OR CASUALTIES. ELECTRICITY IS
UP.

4. (U) THE BELIZE DEFENSE FORCE HAS REQUESTED JTF-BRAVO
HELICOPTER SUPPORT FOR DAMAGE ASSESSMENT. JTF-B WILL
LIKELY UNDERTAKE THIS LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW MORNING AS
CONDITIONS PERMIT.

5. (U) THERE IS ONE BRITISH NAVY VESSEL ON ROUTE (TEXT
CORRECTED) IN THE EVENT THE GOB REQUESTS ASSISTANCE. BELIZE
CITY SUSTAINED FLOODING TYPICAL WITH STORMS, BUT NO
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE AIRPORT IS OPEN. U.S. CARRIERS
EXPECT TO RESUME FLIGHTS WEDNESDAY.

6. (U) SAN PEDRO (AMBERGRIS CAYE) REPORTS SIGNIFICANT PIER
DAMAGE AND SOME FLOODING ON THE ISLAND. CAYE CAULKER
REPORTS SIMILAR DAMAGE. (TF/EMBASSY BELMOPAN TELCON AND E-
MAIL)

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OFDA UPDATE - JAMAICA
----------------------
7. (U) OFDA REPORTS FROM JAMAICA: TWO DEATHS, 46 ROADS
CLOSED, 16 SCHOOLS SUSTAINING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. UPON
REQUEST FROM THE GOJ, OFDA HAS DISBURSED A TOTAL OF 125K.

8. (U) SIX OFDA TEAM MEMBERS ON THE GROUND AND
COORDINATING WITH UN AND NGOS.

9. (U) THE KINGSTON AIRPORT IS OPEN, BUT THE AIRPORT ROAD
IS BLOCKED. GOJ IS WORKING TO REOPEN IT. (TF/OFDA TELCON)

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HURRICANE DEAN STATUS
---------------------

10. (U) HURRICANE DEAN IS NOW CATEGORY 1 WITH WINDS AT 85-
90 MPH. IT IS 45 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMPECHE, AND SHOULD
MOVE OUT TO SEA BY 1700 EDT.

11. (U) NORAD FORECASTS DEAN WILL CROSS THE BAY OF
CAMPECHE GAINING STRENGTH, AND AGAIN MAKE LANDFALL AT
APPROXIMATELY 1100 EDT WEDNESDAY BETWEEN VERACRUZ AND
TAMPICO (POSA RICA), POSSIBLY AS A CATEGORY 2 WITH
SUSTAINED WINDS AT 105 MPH.


STATE 00117624 002 OF 002


12. (U) NORAD REPORTS THAT DEAN SHOULD WEAKEN
SUBSTANTIALLY AS IT MAKES ITS WAY INLAND AND IS NOT
EXPECTED TO INFLICT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ON MEXICO
CITY. (TF/NORAD TELCON)

13. (U) MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.
RICE

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