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Several Utahns Still Stranded in Cancun

Several Utahns Still Stranded in Cancun



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Jed Boal ReportingMany American tourists stranded in Cancun by the hurricane are on their way home, others still wait for that coveted flight home. Stranded Utahns and their families still struggle to get home quickly. Thousands are leaving, thousands are still stuck.

Airport operators say 22-thousand tourists are stranded, six-thousand should fly out today. Tension continues to rise amid confusion over who gets out on the few flights available.

Korby Siggard's brother, Dr. Kip Siggard, and his family are stuck in their Cancun hotel; no word from them since yesterday when it was a dangerous scene.

Korby Siggard, Family is Stranded: "An angry mob had come into the hotel and they were trying to steal stuff from the hotel. The hotel was doing the best they could to protect them, giving them food and water, but they were feeling threatened."

Security guards protect the hotel. Delta now tells the family that they'll fly home Sunday, but that's not a guarantee.

Korby Siggard, Family is Stranded: "Our whole family's been worried, sending e-mails and calling to try to contact them, do what we can to get them home."

Another Utah man and his family took evasive action before the hurricane hit and they made it back to Utah Monday evening. Otherwise, they would likely be stuck in Mexico today.

Phil Goold, Escaped Wilma: “We re-rented the car I turned in the night before. We decided to drive away.”

That was Wednesday night. They drove 170 miles to Merida and avoided the storm. One thing made him decide he didn't want to be anywhere near a hurricane.

Phil Goold: "Katrina, photos of the storm chasers and Katrina and, not so much the devastation afterwards, but what went on during the storm."

Wilma is one Hurricane many Americans will remember from their chaotic vacation in Cancun.

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