Hurricane Dean
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Hurricane Dean hits Mexico

Tourists in Cancun, Mexico, on Monday as Hurricane Dean approaches. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)
Residents of Balacar, Mexico, take cover from the rain just a few hours before the estimated time of arrival of Hurricane Dean. (Omar Torres / AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers board up a school to be used as a shelter in Tulum, Mexico, in preparation for Hurricane Dean. About 3,000 residents and tourists were expected to seek shelter at such impromptu centers. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)
Relief workers help evacuate a woman from the Yucatan area of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)
People in Jamaica survey the damage from Hurricane Dean. Jamaica avoided a direct hit when the storm passed to the south Sunday night. (Andres Leighton / AP)
A fisherman surveys the damage to his boat after Hurricane Dean hit Kingston, Jamaica. The storm uprooted trees, flooded roads and left thousands of Jamaicans without electricity or telephone service. (John Riley / EPA)
A man in Kingston works on fixing the roof of his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean. Although Jamaica escaped the full brunt of the storm, two men were reported killed. (John Riley / EPA)
Adam Bradley, center, and his mother, Annette Taylor, left, wait to catch a flight out of Cancun International Airport as Hurricane Dean bore down on the Yucatan peninsula. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)
A weary Megan Wood leans on Ryan Gough as they wait to catch a flight at Cancun International Airport. Quintana Roo state officials said about 60,000 tourists had left the region or had been evacuated during one of the busiest weeks in the tourist season. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)
Emmanuel Domingues boards up the Hospital de Las Americas in Cancun ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dean. (Barbara Davidson / LAT)