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Oct 6, 2010

Flood waters rise in the Belize River Valley

frank tench

The water level of the Belize River is at least twenty five feet higher than normal.  This is the result of flood waters that continue to flow down from the Cayo District in the wake of Tropical Storm Matthew.  The access road to Flowers Bank was flooded for hundreds of yards, and Forecaster Frank Tench says there is still more rain to come.  But there is good news: he does not predict those rains will affect the already flooded areas in the Belize River Valley.

Frank Tench, Forecaster (via phone)

“Whatever flooding is being caused in the Belize River Valley would be as a result of the rains we’ve had previously from the effects of TD Matthew and any continued rainfall that has been occurring in the Petén region of Guatemala. The type of rains we’ve been having has been mainly along the coast and over the sea and the amounts would not be substantial enough to affect river levels in the Belize River Valley. We expect conditions to continue cloudy tonight and cloudy with sunny periods tomorrow. A few light showers will continue over the sea and coastal areas tonight and for tomorrow light coastal showers will continue.”

But while the coastal showers are not expected to contribute to the flooding, the river still has not crested.


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1 Response for “Flood waters rise in the Belize River Valley”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    NOW WE CERTAINLY KNOW WHAT STREETS NEED TO BE RAISED TO DEAL WITH THE NEXT FLOOD……….and it’s coming sooner or later.

    Will they do anything?????????

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