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Nov 4, 2022

B.E.L. Intends to Restore Power to 95% of Belize City

A large amount of households are still without electricity, following the impact of Hurricane Lisa.  Belize Electricity Limited has its personnel working throughout the night in an attempt to restore power as quickly as possible to majority of those affected. While the aim is for the complete restoration by Sunday, B.E.L.’s Vonetta Burrell told the media just before news time today that the utility company wants to restore ninety-five percent of Belize City and eighty percent of rural Belize District by tonight.


Vonetta Burrell

Vonetta Burrell, Manager, Corporate Communications Department, B.E.L.

“We are working diligently to restore the majority of Belize City and we have areas that have been out for the past two days, primarily Faber’s Road area, we have some areas in King’s Park, Port Loyola, Buttonwood Bay, Belama, [and] West Landivar. Those are the areas that we have teams dispatched right now – in addition to other parts of Belize City – but those are the areas that have wider groups of customers who have been out. And we will be working until as late as possible tonight to restore those customers so we are hoping that we can bring some relief to people in those communities who have been without power for the past few days. The area between the outskirts of Belize City all the way through to Crooked Tree and Belize River Valley; in addition to the portion between Western Paradise, Hattieville up to mile twenty-five, if you’ve been on the highways, you will see that there was a lot of damage in those areas. That’s where we had the most extreme situation in terms of damage to our power system so it will take longer. Unfortunately we want to admit at this point that those are the areas where customers will remain out for the most part until tomorrow. We might have pockets of customers in that area that will be restored today, however, concentrated effort is on Belize City.”

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