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Jun 29, 2010

Are hurricane shelters adequate for families during natural disasters?

Tropical Storm Alex is expected to gain strength and upgrade to a hurricane by the end of the day. Alex is now located in the Gulf of Mexico and moving north-west. Hurricane warnings are in place in north western Mexico and Texas. Alex breezed through Belize this past Saturday and fortunately there was no loss of life and damages to property and infrastructure were not extensive. It did, however, put emergency agencies in full gear to face the first storm for this hurricane season. Tonight we ask:  Do you think that the hurricane shelters are adequate to accommodate needy families during natural disasters? To take part in the conversation all you have to do is to email comments to send a text using your SMART phones to 8686, or log on to our e-poll at

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2 Responses for “Are hurricane shelters adequate for families during natural disasters?”

  1. Darius Martinez says:

    The hurricane shelters in Belize are not adiquate to accomcdate needy families during natural disasters; first of all most of them are not safe and were not constructed to withstand even a category three huricane.

  2. Orange Walk says:

    As a resident of Orange Walk and a mother of a student at La inmaculada school i can tell you that the hurricane shelter there is not adequate for anything. the building is very unsafe even for our students there are some classes that are actually caving in. i wonder why the ministry of education has not done something about it yet! and why they would recommend it be used as a hurricane shelter.

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