We are headed south on Mexico's Route 307 to Chetumal. I am in a caravan of NBC News SUVs. Producer Martha Caskey and I are following Claudia Foghini from our Spanish Language network Telemundo.
The road south from Playa del Carmen is a double lane divided highway. It is wide open, both north and south.
There is not as much traffic and I would have expected, but then again, cars are a luxury here. The wealthy have cars, the poor take buses and there are lots more poor than wealthy here. We have seen some buses headed north, but not many.
Hot and humid with tension growing
I've covered hurricanes since 1982, so I am well aware that every move we make needs to be calculated and deliberate. Also, I've learned from experience that construction methods, especially in older buildings, may appear solid, but can be death traps in a hurricane. [Click here to read the full entry]