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Aug 2, 2016

NEMO Advisory: 8 to 12 Inches of Rainfall Over Belize

The latest NEMO advisory was released at six tonight. It states that Earl will produce rainfall accumulation of eight to twelve inches of rainfall over Belize. These rains could cause flash floods and mud slides, especially over higher terrain. For coastal areas, there is also a risk for flooding, especially in low-lying areas such as Belize City. All marine interests, especially small crafts, should exercise caution and seek safe harbour on Wednesday morning as large swells will be affecting our coastal waters. NEMO advises that livestock in low lying areas that are flood prone should be moved to higher grounds and that farmers in flood prone areas who have crops in the fields that are close to harvesting should take action. In respect of labour matters, employers are advised that they are to comply with the directive from NEMO regarding employees’ safety.  The Belize City Swing Bridge will be open at five-thirty on Wednesday morning.  The Belize Airport Authority will be closed at midday on Wednesday and municipal flights will be suspended at midday. As it relates to ground transportation, the last buses leave from the north, west and south at midday and from Belize City to north, west and south at four in the afternoon.  The ports are already closed and Puma energy will be closed at midday.

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