Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Weather » Low Lying Belize City A Concern For First Responders
Jun 17, 2022

Low Lying Belize City A Concern For First Responders

Orlando Habet

Belize City continues to be a concern during the wet season.  While major infrastructural work has been done along the canals in Belize City, as well as dredging works in the Halouver Creek, Minister Orlando Habet says Belize City will always be a problem due to its location below sea level. He is, however, advising residents to remain vigilant and heed all warnings.


Orlando Habet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Disaster Risk Management

“It is always a problem, always a big risk. I think earlier in the year there were some work done along, especially here in Belize City by the Halouver Creek, some of the areas were dredged to try to allow the water to flow faster. There is works being done by the Halouver Bridge now with the new construction. There was some dredging so the water flows a lot easier. Belize City will always be a problem. It is a low lying area. It is just more vigilance and also to keep the assistance of the BDF and Coast Guards who have been extremely helpful in all the weather events to assist. So, I think in that regard we will be ok. People just have to heed to the warnings and the signs, get out in time and it is something that we have always asked. Don’t put yourself in trouble or in jeopardy, but neither put the officers who will come to try to rescue you. So, if there is a warning and a timeline, a date, that you have to get out then try to get out in time so that you don’t put other people at risk at also.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

Comments are closed