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Aug 22, 2016

Flooding in the South

There is major flooding taking place in southern Belize due to heavy rains on Sunday night.  The National Emergency Management Organization confirms that Jacintoville in the Toledo District is experiencing heavy flooding tonight. The village of Aguacate is inaccessible and water levels have risen as much as fifteen feet above the bridge. Residents in both the Toledo and Stann Creek Districts are advised to monitor the flood situation and take necessary precautions. Those who live along rivers, creeks, waterways and low-lying areas and whose homes are likely to flood are asked to move to safer areas.  NEMO Emergency Coordinators in the south are Victor Castillo and Kenton Parham in Toledo. Parham told News Five that waters are receding so there has been no need for evacuation, but still residents are ask to keep an eye on the situation.

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