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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Force of Hurricane Janet

 
 
The Force of Hurricane Janet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
1. The Force of Hurricane Janet Marker
Inscription.  

“La Fuerza de Janet”
Cuando la nación entera lamentaba la destrucción de Chetumal, la noche del 27 de septiembre de 1955, al paso del Huracan Janet, los sobrevivientes descubrieron con asombro una singular e increíble demostración de las fuerzas de la naturaleza.

Una tabla, impulsada por el viento encontró a su paso un recio poste del alumbrado publico y penetró su centro sin mayor dificultad. La presente es una replica de aquel suceso, que de inmediato fue motivo de una creciente celebridad.

Chetumal, Q. Roo, 27 de septiembre de 1999.
XXV Aniversario del Estado Libre y Soberano de Q. Roo
Fco. Bautista

English translation:
The Force of Hurricane Janet
While the entire nation lamented the destruction of Chetumal, on the night of September 27, 1955, in the wake of Hurricane Janet, the survivors discovered with amazement a singular and incredible demonstration of the forces of nature.

A board, driven by the wind, found a sturdy public light post and was inserted in its center without much difficulty. The present is a replica of that event,
The Force of Hurricane Janet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
2. The Force of Hurricane Janet Marker
The replica light post and board driven by the hurricane are mounted into the base of the marker.
which immediately was the cause of increasing fame.

Chetumal, Quintana Roo, September 27, 1999.
25th Anniversary of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo
Francisco Bautista
 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 18° 29.597′ N, 88° 17.727′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard Bahía and Calle 22 de Enero, on the left when traveling east on Boulevard Bahía. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chetumal - Where Mexico Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Chetumal (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Anglo-Caribbean Style Residence (about 90 meters away); Avenida 5 de Mayo No. 23 (about 180 meters away); Manuel Ávila Camacho Theater (about 180 meters away); Musical Band (about 180 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (about 180 meters away); Monument to the Mexican Flag (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
A view of the replica of the board driven into the light post by Hurricane Janet image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
3. A view of the replica of the board driven into the light post by Hurricane Janet
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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