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Sep 2, 2020

Weather Update – the Latest on TS Nana

Shanea Young

As we end the newscast tonight, we leave you with the latest update on Tropical Storm Nana. We note that rains have started in the city and down south.  Now, this update reflects the latest information as of six p.m., this evening. The storm, which is expected to become a category one hurricane later tonight, is expected to make landfall between midnight and early Thursday morning.  Currently, it is moving at fifteen miles per hour and located ninety-four miles east of Dangriga and one hundred miles east-south-east of Belize City. Here’s the latest information from Meteorologist Shanea Young:


Shanea Young, Meteorologist

“Tropical Storm Nana has maintained its intensity at around sixty miles per hour and it continues to move west at fifteen miles per hour. Currently, it was located near latitude seventeen north and eighty-six point eight west or about ninety four miles east of Dangriga Town or one hundred miles east south east of Belize City. It is forecasted to continue on this west-ward track for the next few hours and then it should turn slightly to the west-south-west later on tonight and early tomorrow.”


Andrea Polanco

“So, those slight changes – what do those little changes mean for Belize?”


Shanea Young

“Those do not represent any significant changes. The current warnings and watches remain the same. There is currently a hurricane watch for north of Belize City and also a Tropical Storm warning. There is still a hurricane warning for Belize City southward where the system is expected to make landfall later on tonight or early tomorrow morning. In terms of rainfall, similar rainfall amounts are still expected – three to six inches with isolated amounts of eight inches in some areas and these could lead to possible flash flooding and landslide especially in southern Belize and also low lying areas of the country. There is a slight change in terms of the storm surge to two to four feet but these could still produce significant flooding especially along coastal areas of the country. So, we will continue to monitor the system as it approaches the coast tonight and we will continue to update the country through NEMO and on our website and also our Facebook page.”


Andrea Polanco

“Any last minute advice for the public?”


Shanea Young

“Just for residents, if they are still outside and don’t need to be outside, please stay indoors. And for those who live in the vulnerable areas such as low lying areas or whose houses might not be properly fit to withstand a tropical storm or even a hurricane. At this time they should be seeking their nearest shelter and just continue to remain alert and cautious as the storm passes over the area.”

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