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== Comments ==
 
Doing some copyediting for flow and clarity, but there are a few spots causing some confusion because I can't readily translate the source material, or because I'm not sure how to best resolve the issue. I'll post them here as I go along.
 
*''placed notices on roads.'' - Does this refer to barricades? [[Variable-message sign]]s? Something else?
*''This broke the record for Mexico's highest 24-hour rainfall total, as well as the highest 24 hour rainfall total in the Western Hemisphere.'' - The latter necessarily requires the former, no?
*''The gust in Cancún was the strongest ever recorded in Mexico'' - Does this refer to the recorded 212 kmh or the estimated gusts?
*''immobilized about 3,800 boats in Mexico, with another 96 being damaged.'' - Were none of the immobilized boats damaged?
*''when a gas tank exploded.'' - Any way to expand on the connection between the hurricane and the explosion?
*''those constructed out of local materials'' - More specific? The concrete was probably local, too.
*''causing power outages for about 300,000 people'' -
*''The storm damaged about 10,000 power lines'' - How are "power lines" being quantified here?
*''Wilma destroyed or severely damaged 110 hotels, [...] The hotel damage was mostly material losses and generally not to the building's structure.'' - ??
*''In Cancún, about 300,000 people were left homeless, while another 700,000 people sustained damage to their homes.'' - This adds up to 1 million people, which surpasses Cancun's population of <750,000. More research is needed here beyond the one press release... 300,000 homeless is a staggering figure even if it's for the whole state or even country.
*Might be worth following up with the El Cuyo lighthouse. [https://www.ibiblio.org/lighthouse/mxy.htm This] site says it was rebuilt, maybe there's a better source somewhere.
*''this made it the state's costliest hurricane'' - Lede says costliest natural disaster. I'm sure they're the same, but just want to be sure before making it consistent.
*''2.5 million m3 (660 ft3)'' - What's going on here? The conversion is done manually, so I suspect there's more going on with this value than meets the eye, but on its face that's not even close. Also, what the heck is a geotube?! My mind keeps thinking of a [[geoduck]]
As always, if I inadvertently changed the meaning of anything, or if you just disagree with my wording, feel free to revert. On a final, broad note: I feel like the aftermath section is lacking. We don't even get a passing mention of what happened to the ''three hundred thousand'' homeless people. There's very little in the way of actual rebuilding info. Was the US the only country that contributed foreign aid? [https://books.google.com/books?id=ADElDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=hurricane+wilma#v=onepage&q=hurricane%20wilma&f=false This] could an interesting rabbit hole to follow down. It's a heavier subject, but probably one that should be touched on. Nice work on the article, overall! It's a shame that it took almost 15 years to document the hurricane's profound effects in MX, but I'm glad it's finally been done. – '''[[User:Juliancolton|<span style="font-family:Script MT Bold;color:#36648B">Juliancolton</span>]]'''&nbsp;&#124;&nbsp;[[User_talk:Juliancolton|<sup><span style="font-family:Verdana;color:gray;text-shadow:gray .2em .18em .12em">''Talk''</span></sup>]] 17:08, 11 May 2020 (UTC)