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NEMO’s State of Preparedness

Earlier today, our News Five team spoke to NEMO Coordinator Clare Moody at NEMO’s Headquarters in Belmopan. Although the storm has shifted its trajectory north, NEMO continues in a state [...]

Tropical Storm Earl Upgrades to Category 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Earl was upgraded to a category one hurricane this afternoon at three o’clock having reached maximum winds at seventy-five miles per hour. It is forecasted that the first [...]

NEMO Tracks the Path of the Storm

The latest NEMO advisory was received at six o’clock. It states the following. Hurricane Earl is centered near Latitude seventeen point one north Longitude, eighty six point zero, west or [...]

Challenges Experienced by NEMO

One of the biggest challenges being experienced at this hour is the movement of people to safe ground. NEMO states that there is reluctance by persons to evacuate their homes. [...]

Additional Shelters Opened in Belize City

In Belize City, residents stocked up on food and other necessities to tidy them over the hurricane. Gas stations, supermarkets and hardware stores were abuzz was activity in preparation for [...]

Krooman Lagoon Residents Voluntarily Evacuate in Preparation for Hurricane Earl

On Tuesday, we showed you the Krooman Lagoon area of Belize City where residents were resisting pleas to move to escape the projected flooding. Last October, the area was most [...]

Unity Presbyterian Filled at Capacity Minutes After Opening

As you’re watching this it is likely that Hurricane Earl is just about ready to make landfall and we’re already experiencing heavy winds and torrential rains. As you’re heard by [...]

Antelope Street Extension Residents Seek Shelter At Unity Presbyterian Primary

One of the primary reasons for residents in that area moving without hesitation into the shelter is bitter experience. The last time heavy rains fell, in late 2015, many residents [...]

Ladyville Welder John Williams Killed Inside His House

Thirty-two year old welder, John Williams, a resident of Ladyville, was murdered inside his house in the Japan area on Tuesday night. The gunman knocked at his door and when [...]

2 Homemade Guns Taken Off the Streets in Ladyville

Back in early July, the Belmopan police located the weapon used to murder Roaring Creek resident Maleek Norris. It was a homemade gun, simply two pieces of metal pipe and [...]

Lord’s Bank Resident Arraigned for Aggravated Burglary

The courts closed today in the city as Hurricane Earl approached Belize. Late on Tuesday, twenty-three year old Lord’s Bank resident, Japheth Steadman Gordon, was placed on remand after his [...]

A Salvadoran and 2 Honduran Busted for Illegal Entry

A Salvadoran national and two Hondurans were also taken to court on Tuesday for failure to present their documents to Immigration.   The trio was detained in the Belama area [...]

Despite a Hit in Burrell Boom, Residents Hesitant to Evacuate to Shelters

A News Five team is in Burrell Boom tonight where the eye of the storm is expected to pass and residents are expected to experience winds of about seventy-five miles [...]

Family of 7 from Fresh Pond Community Seeks Shelter

We headed over to the shelters in Burrell Boom where we spoke to a family of seven who left their home in the nearby Fresh Pond community seeking safety. Their [...]

Early Morning Fire in Belize City

Fire broke early this morning in Belize City. A plume of smoke enveloped the area of Jones Street in the Lake Independence area as fire erupted at a wooden house. [...]

Keeping Homes Safe While Residents Seek Shelter in Ladyville

Earlier today, we also checked in to find out what is happening in Belize Rural where the communities are spread out in the wide expanse. Police plan to keep an [...]

A list of the Available Shelters Across the Country

Before we close tonight, NEMO has issued information on shelters that are now open. In San Pedro: New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School, San Pedro High School and San Pedro [...]

The Latest on Hurricane Earl

In the final hours before Hurricane Earl makes landfall on Belize, here are three things to note according to in-house expert Carlos Fuller from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center. [...]

Weather Channel’s Storm Tracker in Belize

The weather channel has a storm tracker stationed in Belize providing regular updates on Hurricane Earl as it develops and travels through Belize. Josh Morgerman is currently on San Pedro. [...]