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Triangle Woman Waits To Hear From Daughter, Son-In-Law Stranded In Cancun

Posted October 25, 2005 6:11 a.m. EDT

— In Cancun, resorts are destroyed, the power is out, thanks to Hurricane Wilma. More than 30,000 tourists are all struggling to go home, including the daughter and son-in-law of a Triangle woman.

Pennie Catlett's daughter, Olivia, and her husband, Eric Miller, were on their honeymoon when the storm hit.

"She was supposed to come back Sunday," she said.

Instead, she and her husband were stranded. Now instead of listening to vacation stories, Catlett is looking for reassurance. She called the offices of Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

"They told me there was food, water and the military was going to Cancun. Also, the American Red Cross was getting involved," Catlett said.

Catlett was told officials were grouping tourists by their home countries as they start trying to send them home. Tourists are not the only people being affected by Wilma. Many of Cancun's 500,000 residents lost nearly everything.