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Nov 16, 2020

Flooding in Burrell Boom; Several Families Evacuated, Shelter Opened

The situation is also dire in Burrell Boom where a number of homes along the Belize River Valley area remain under water. As was expected, water levels have been rising quickly in Burrell Boom and in some parts of the village, there is up to three feet of water inside houses and yards are inundated. Tonight, several families have been evacuated to higher ground; while some are staying with relatives, at least one family has been taken to a shelter in the village. News Five spoke with President of the Community Disaster Response Team for the village, Kimberly Seguro about the situation.  


Voice of: Kimberly Seguro, President, Community Disaster Response Team, Burrell Boom

“The water is rising very fast here in Burrell Boom from the river. It is rising through the culvert; the river rise very high and then the water is coming through the culvert and it’s spreading all around in the yard.”


Duane Moody

“I understand that some people’s houses are under water as well.”


Voice of: Kimberly Seguro

“Yes sir. We have two houses that are already under water. The water is half way in one of the house and quarter way in the other. The other houses water is getting flushed with the house bottom. I would say in our yard; it is like almost three feet high because if I step in the water, it is almost to my waist.”


Duane Moody

“I understand that several persons have had to be evacuated because of this.”


Voice of: Kimberly Seguro

“Yes sir. There is a family that lives in the back. He is already getting ready to evacuate because the water is starting to get in his house beucase he also has a low house just like the other two where water had taken over.”

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