Tropical Storm Earl brushed the Bay Islands of Guanaja and Roatan in Honduras on Tuesday, August 3rd. During its transit, it strengthened into a Hurricane. Following is a quick Honduras Hurricane Earl Update. I hope it helps travelers that are on their way to visit Honduras.
A brief one day shutdown of travel services to and from the Bay Islands of Honduras is the most significant event. Things are completely uneventful. The National Hurricane Center and the local disaster relief agency COPECO declared a Tropical Storm warning for the entire Caribbean Coast of Honduras. A Hurricane Warning was issued for the Bay Islands. In the end, there was not much of a storm.
The storm went due north of the projected path, and skirted the Bay Islands. The stronger North West quadrant of the storm was always on the far side of the Bay Islands and the Caribbean Coast of Honduras. Thus the country did not get the most damaging winds and surf.
Hondurastravel.com has been able to verify that is no major damage from the storm. We have been in communication with our contacts in Guanaja, Roatan, Utila, Trujillo, La Ceiba and Tela. As of this morning there was nothing significant to report.
The airports and Roatan and La Ceiba open and operational this morning. The ferry service between La Ceiba and Utila and Roatan is also back to its regular schedule. In any case, expect a rough passage if you do need to travel.
Conditions are Completely Back to Normal as of Thursday Morning.
We have no reports of damages on the highways or bridges along the road network in Honduras. Roads are open and its back to business as usual in Honduras. All the bus companies are providing their services as usual.
Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize early this morning. We hope that the people in Belize are as lucky as the people in Honduras have been. With a bit of luck, Earl will be a rather uneventful storm that just ruffled a few feathers along its journey through the Western Caribbean!
Have a pleasant day and enjoy your travels in Honduras!