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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 [...]

Overnight Flash Flood in Unitedville, Cayo

There was a flash flood in the west on Wednesday night. Sometime after mid-night, NEMO was called out to an area in Unitedville where a portion of the George Price [...]

Belizeans Safe as Taiwan Reels from Strong Late-Night Earthquake

A six-point-four magnitude earthquake struck on the coast of Taiwan very late on Tuesday night, about ten minutes before midnight local time. Centered on the eastern city of Hualien, about [...]

Never Too Early: Emergency Managers Meet in Old Capital

Over the years, the Belize City Council and its City Emergency Management Organization has become the leading face of emergency management. The annual symposium hosted by CEMO for the last [...]

Fire Destroys Santa Elena Home

A fruit and vegetables vendor at the San Ignacio Market is tonight without a roof over her head after a fire gutted her elevated wooden home this morning in the [...]

Accidental Oven Blast Kills Baker, Injures Brother

Two brothers were caught in an explosion inside their family bakery in Sand Hill, Belize District, this morning. One of them is dead and the other is hospitalized following an [...]

Some Parts of Cayo Inundated by Rains

In the west, water levels rose cutting off access at Iguana Creek Bridge to the Spanish Lookout Community. Several other villages such as Santa Teresa and San Marcos are inundated. [...]

Benefit Concert for Fire Victims this Weekend

As many as thirty-eight persons, adults and children, have been left homeless due to raging fires in Belize City. This weekend, twenty-five artists and fifteen DJ’s are coming together in [...]

Early Morning Conflagration Displaces 28

A fire burnt out more than seven families in the early hours of this morning. Sometime after twelve, the fire started in an abandoned building on Glenn Street and the [...]

Was Fire Service Called Too Late?

Residents and fire victims believe that the firemen were not prepared to take on the midnight inferno. They claim that the fire truck arrived thirty minutes after the blaze started [...]

NEMO/CEMO and Human Services to Rescue

The Ministry of Human Development and the City Emergency Management Organization have teamed up to provide much needed immediate relief for the families. Today, Minister Edmond Castro and Philip Willoughby [...]

How to Prepare For and Survive a Tsunami

Still a little shaky from Tuesday night’s earthquake and tsunami scare? You’re not alone. Nearly forty-eight hours later, emergency preparedness responders are still marveling at Belize’s close call and formulating [...]

NEMO, CEMO, Red Cross Assess on-the-Ground Response, Find Good and Bad

Vulnerable populations, such as the stevedores who were out on the sugar boat on Tuesday night, should be covered in terms of planning by their employers as well as their [...]

Assessment Coming for Shelters and Bridges

For the most part, none of the countries in the region reported any damage to buildings and other infrastructure. But here in Belize the Ministry of Works, supported by the [...]

The Earth Moved off Honduras on Tuesday Night; Tsunami Threat Causes Brief Panic

The tremors of a strong seven point six earthquake in Great Swan Island in Honduras were felt as far as Mexico and various areas of the country. Residents in Belize [...]

San Pedranos’ Response to Tsunami Threat

The tsunami threat caused a panic in the prime tourism island of San Pedro where residents took no chances and moved to safer buildings and shelters that were immediately opened [...]

Did Belizeans Confuse Tsunami Threat for ‘Spring Tide?’

Adding to the frenzy following the offshore tremor was the perceived recession of seawater ahead of a resulting tsunami.  As we said, it turns out that a phenomenon known as [...]

Fire Leaves 7 Out of House and Home

Seven persons in the City are without a home tonight in the wake of a fire. Shortly before eight-thirty on Friday night, a blaze tore through the wooden home in [...]

2 Arsons over the Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend wasn’t without its share of arsons.  In the north and south there were two cases reported of the criminal burning of properties.  On Saturday night, at around [...]

83 thousand plus for hurricane relief and more to come

About two months ago, we told you about the telethon initiative to raise funds for hurricane victims in the Caribbean that was being led by the Belize City Council and [...]

NEMO races to help victims of Cayo quarry explosion

What may have been a rough Christmas for twenty families who suddenly lost or suffered damages to their homes, thanks to the quarry explosion in the Santa Cruz section of [...]

Twin Towns Rocked by Huge Blast Explosion at Quarry this Evening

There were two explosions today in Belize City and in the Cayo District. We go first to Santa Elena where this afternoon dynamites were set off to break a boulder [...]

In the City, Family Surprised by Early Morning Gas Tank Blowout

In the city…a fire, this morning at an apartment complex on Iguana Street gave way to an explosion that rocked the community. As a loud bang was heard and plumes [...]

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]

Senior Citizen Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

A sixty-one-year-old Belize City woman managed to get out of her burning house on Allenby Street at about midday today. A fire spread quickly and could not be contained destroying [...]