The first time we ever went to Cozumel, about 7 years ago, was right after Hurricane Wilma hit. She devastated the little island, but we fell in love with the island, food, and people. Have been going back ever since, and it is amazing how quickly they rallied. The island is still not 100% , but Jaques Cousteau put it on the map for fantastic diving and snorkeling, and he was right.
A good friend spent 2 weeks cutting his way out of the jungle subdivision where they live, with a machete. They have a lovely place with pool, fire wall and fire pit. A bartender with limited English brought out a photo album, describing the water level and how Wilma affected him and his ninos.
Cozumel has to put up with the hurricane stuff every year.
Again, thoughts and prayers are with our East coast friends.
She who dies with the most toys, wins.