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Nov 23, 2020

Flooding in Lord’s Bank Village; 50 Families Affected

Some fifty families in the village of Lord’s Bank off the Philip Goldson Highway have been affected by flooding. Since last week, the water level began rising in the village and today, we got a tour of the area by boat, thanks to a resident who assisted our team to access the area. The water is about five to six feet deep in some areas as streets are completely submerged and residents access their homes via canoes. Others are stranded inside their homes and are being assisted by NEMO. One resident is concerned about snakes and crocodiles known to be in the area. Today, while we were with Belize Rural NEMO Coordinator, Alpheus Gillett, he briefed us about the situation in Lord’s Bank.  


Alpheus Gillett

Alpheus Gillett, Belize Rural Coordinator, NEMO

“Of course Lord’s Bank always gets the last of the water coming down because before it reaches the sea, it reaches Lord’s Bank. We have about fifty families more or less at this time affected by Lord’s Bank, but most of the people living in that part of Lord’s Bank live on stilt and are staying in their homes. What we have been doing, NEMO along with Relief and Supply, we have been assisting those people with food supplies and water. So we continue to do assessment, we continue to take food and water for those people in those areas.”

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