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278 Persons Remain in Shelters across the Country

Hurricane shelters remained open across Belize City today for residence whose homes have been completely destroyed.  Prime Minister Briceño confirmed earlier that two hundred and seventy-eight persons are in shelters [...]

Lisa Toppled Homes, Ripped Roofs Off in Belama Phase 4

The quantum that will have to be spent to assist hurricane victims to recover their losses will no doubt be in the tens of millions of dollars. Almost every street [...]

Déjà Vu – Vista del Mar Affected by Storm Surge Again

The devastation is not limited to Belize City; it also extends through the central corridor of the country. Rural Belize District also got the brunt of the storm, in terms [...]

Schools Set to Reopen on Monday

Classes across the country are expected to resume on Monday. Many of those classrooms are used as hurricane shelters. Minister of Education Francis Fonseca has requested that NEMO makes an [...]

NEMO Highly Recommends You Remain in Place on Wednesday

And, the National Emergency Management Organization is highly recommending that residents remain in place and hunker down throughout Wednesday. According to Defour, major catastrophes could occur if there is too [...]

Hazards to Expect During a Category One Hurricane

A weather system with the strength that Lisa will bring along with it is expected to cause damage to some trees, lamp posts, roofs and weaker structures. It is also [...]

B.E.L. Works to Maintain Power in Midst of Lisa

Belize Electricity Limited says it will do its best to keep the power on throughout the storm. While this may be highly unlikely, according to Zane Fitzpatrick, the Safety Coordinator [...]

Coast Guard Ferrying Residents to and from Crooked Tree Village

Several areas along the Crooked Tree causeway are still under a foot or more of water and at this time, residents are being ferried to and from the village with [...]

Crooked Tree Residents Worry About When Water Will Recede

But when will the water recede? Lionel Smith says that Crooked Tree residents are concerned about when that is going to happen. Smith says that he is waiting to hear [...]

Fire in Dangriga Destroys Small House

A small wooden house in Dangriga was gutted by fire on Tuesday night. Police say they were summoned to the area on George Price Drive around eight that night where [...]

PM Calls for More Sustainable Development in Light of Flooding

Hurricane Julia did not hit Belize directly, but the torrential rains that accompanied the category one hurricane caused severe flooding across Central America. Those flood waters are still affecting portions [...]

Preliminary Flood Impacts Currently Stand in the Tens of Millions of Dollars

Hurricane Julia swept through Central America almost two weeks ago and left in its wake several countries coping with flood damages. In Belize, early estimates are that tens of millions [...]

Flooding Update from Rural Belize District

Today, we travelled to Crooked Tree Village, where Lionel Smith, NEMO’s District Coordinator for Belize Rural, gave us an update on the flood situation on the ground. As was expected, [...]

Flood Waters Expected to Impact Belize River Valley

The latest advisory from NEMO this afternoon cautions people along the Belize River that water levels are expected to rise as the floods continue to push towards the coast. But [...]

NEMO, B.D.F. & Coast Guard Personnel Conduct Assessment in Belize Rural Central

Smith advises people in flood-prone areas to seek higher ground early and to consider their cattle and pets in the process. He also informed that assessment teams from the B.D.F., [...]

D.O.E. to Check in on Businesses that Store Hazardous Materials

On Thursday night, we aired the story of an oil spill at Westline Bus Company in Benque Viejo del Carmen. In the wake of the incident and the flooding, an [...]

National Hydrological Service Update on Flooding along Belize’s River System

Flood waters flowing from the Mopan River are moving down stream faster than what has been recorded in previous flooding, according to the National Hydrological Service.  Principal Hydrologist Tennielle Hendy [...]

Two Waves of Flood Waters from Neighboring Guatemala Entered Belize

Since Sunday, there have been waves of floodwaters moving through Belize’s river system. This explains why the floodwaters in the Mopan and Belize Rivers receded temporarily before rising once again.  [...]

M.I.D.H. Restores Calla Creek Road following Flood Damages

Calla Creek Village residents can now move freely to and from their community after Ministry of Infrastructure Development personnel went in to repair a damaged culvert. The village was cut [...]

Oil Spill at Westline Bus Company in Benque

Today, News Five’s Duane Moody headed west to Benque Viejo del Carmen where a bus company and the Department of Environment have been tackling an oil spill at the entrance [...]

“A Lot of Devastation” – NEMO Flies Over Affected Areas

Today, the Minister of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management joined a team from the National Emergency Management Organization on a flyover to observe the areas that are currently affected [...]

Minister Habet Says We Must Learn from the Natural Event

As of now, it is difficult to assess the financial damages. When the water subsides, a better assessment of the damages can be carried out.  The flyover also took the [...]

NEMO Prepares for Flood Waters Reaching Belize District

News Five’s Duane Moody took a trip to the Belize River Valley area where the Belize River is already swelling and the banks being taken in by the rising water [...]

Rising Water Levels in Cayo District

There was a daring rescue earlier today along the Coastal Road where a vehicle driver whose delivery truck was inundated by floodwater had to be saved from the raging current.  [...]

Vendors Relocate to Safety as Water Rises in the Twin Towns

Many vendors and business owners had to pack up their appliances and products and relocate to higher ground in an effort to minimize the damages associated with the flood. In [...]