On Saturday morning, a "tromba marina" or water tornado (www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8UAT0_xyZM) caused a reported 1 to 1.5 million dollars in infrastructure damages, seriously injured at least four people and destroyed the stage where performers were practicing for the Opening Ceremonies of the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Things could have been much worse as an estimated 15,000 people, including the team from ESU, were scheduled to attend the Opening Ceremonies in the coastal town of Mayaguez at 6:00pm. Fortunately, the team of athletic trainers were not in the area at the time as they were meeting with UPR-Ponce Athletic Therapy Director David Bahamundi to review plans for the start of the games. With the Opening Ceremonies postponed until Sunday evening, the athletic training students spent time discussing logistics with the Medical Director for their assigned sports and reviewing their spanish for health care workers with Dr. Victor Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez will be working as a physician at the Beach Sports Venue in Boqueron. Depending on event and practice schedules, students and faculty plan to attend the ceremonies with other medical services volunteers this evening.