Skip's storm scare ADAM LUCIUS 22oct05 MANLY officials were last night desperately trying to contact skipper Michael Monaghan amid fears he may be caught in one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded. Monaghan is holidaying with brother and Roosters star Joel in the Mexican resort town of Cancun, which was expected to be hit by Hurricane Wilma overnight. The hurricane was set to be upgraded to a category-five, with winds of more than 240km/h predicted. It is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. Cancun's 33,000 tourists were being evacuated inland or have already left, but the Sea Eagles are yet to touch base with their captain. "It's obviously a pretty serious situation over there and we just want to make sure everything is all right," Manly football manager Peter Peters said last night. "Michael spoke to Des (Hasler) a week ago but we haven't be able to get back in touch with him. "We're sure everything is OK but we just want to hear from Michael to make sure. "Even though it's the off-season we like to know where our players are and that they are all right." New Manly winger Michael Robertson, who is good friends with the Monaghans, said the brothers were aware of the impending hurricane. "They thought it was a joke at first but then they saw all the bars and shops being boarded up and knew it was serious," he said. "The last I heard they were going to try and get back to LA and get on a flight home. I'm sure everything will be OK." Monaghan faces an uncertain future at Manly upon his return. The 25-year-old will be shifted from halfback to accommodate Matt Orford's arrival and could find himself at either hooker or five-eighth. He could also find himself under pressure to retain the captaincy, with Orford and Ben Kennedy both in line for the job.