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Feb 9, 2018

West, South Inundated By Rains

But even before the heavy rains in Belize City, torrential rains across western and southern Belize caused flooding of bridges and farms. NEMO is reporting that no homes have been impacted, but farms in the flood areas in Toledo, particularly Blue Creek and Crique Sarco Villages, weren’t spared. We spoke with NEMO Coordinator about the situation in the south:

 

On the Phone: Kenton Parham, NEMO Coordinator, Toledo

“As of this morning, Blue Creek was with the level of the deck and receding and Crique Sarco had receded about five feet from where it was the day before. That normally goes down very slow. So, no actual real issue except with the farms; no real impact to any homes. And so what we will be doing in the next couple days as of on Monday we will have the agriculture department go out and do an assessment of farms. So, basically the flood impacted only farms and as of today it’s normalizing.”

 

In western Belize the Iguana Creek Bridge and the low-lying bridge in San Igancio/Santa Elena are under several feet of water. Rains are expected to continue throughout the weekend and residents are advised to closely monitor water levels and remain dry.

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