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Oct 5, 2017

T.S. Nate Drops Rain; Kills 22 in Costa Rica

Tropical Storm Nate has killed twenty-two people in neighboring Costa Rica and Nicaragua and up to news time, fifteen more Costa Ricans remain missing due to the passage of the tropical storm. NEMO’s latest advisory puts Nate four hundred and sixty miles south east of Belize and has maximum sustained winds of forty miles per hour and continues to move at ten miles per hour in a north-northwest direction. The main threat to Belize is expected to be mostly thunderstorms and heavy rains which are likely to cause dangerous flash floods and localized flooding and at least six inches in rainfall is expected.  The current track keeps the centre of the storm in the warm waters off the coast of Belize. The stronger winds are expected to be east of Belize, over the sea. By Friday, Nate is expected to be directly in front of Belize and it is likely that a Tropical Storm Watch will be issued.  People in low-lying areas are advised to move to higher grounds. NEMO advises not to venture out to sea on Friday. Fishers and people on the Cayes are strongly urged to monitor Tropical Storm Nate. Here’s the latest coming out of the weather channel where it is predicted Nate will become a hurricane by the time it reaches the U.S.

 

[Weather Channel update on Tropical Storm Nate…]

 

Farmers are urged to attend to their crops and animals. Crossing in the Cayo district for the Succotz Ferry is closed, and in the Stann Creek district, the Coastal road is closed due to flooding. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters. 

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