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NEMO Fully Activated Countrywide

Tropical Storm Lisa will make landfall in Belize on Wednesday evening and all preparations are underway ahead of its arrival.  The National Emergency Management Organization is in high gear and [...]

Dangriga Preparing for Landfall of Hurricane

A News Five team headed south to Dangriga to see just what preparation is like in that southern municipality which the latest forecast indicates is in proximity to where Tropical [...]

Southern Regional Hospital Prepared to Provide Primary, Secondary Healthcare

What happens in the case of medical emergencies? The team over at the Southern Regional Hospital is ready to provide primary and secondary healthcare services to residents during the storm.  [...]

Caye Caulker Residents Brace for Hurricane Lisa

Today, over six hundred residents of Caye Caulker sought refuge on the mainland, but many remained on the island and made whatever preparations to pass the storm out there. Chairlady [...]

San Pedro Residents Prepare to Face Lisa

Meanwhile, over in San Pedro, while the vast majority of residents decided to battle it out on the island, Mayor Gualberto Nunez told News Five today that they were not [...]

Sand Bags and Concrete Blocks Top Hurricane Shopping Lists

With several inches of rainfall expected across the country over the next forty-eight hours, many residents in Belize City are seeking to protect their property from floodwaters. Today, construction material [...]

Krooman Lagoon Residents Brace for Impact

One of the areas of concern for severe flooding in Belize City is the Krooman Lagoon community. Residents there live on a swamp which they navigate using elevated pathways known [...]

Almost Two Thousand Islanders Evacuate to the Mainland in Preparation for Hurricane Lisa

It’s aiming for Belize at fifteen miles per hour and is expected to approach the coast by sundown on Wednesday. As of today, however, there were people leaving the islands [...]

NEMO Stann Creek Ready to Evacuate the Peninsula, if Necessary

In the south, particularly as it relates to the Placencia peninsula, Communications Officer Doctor Tanya Nunez from NEMO Stann Creek says that public transportation remains on standby to evacuate residents, [...]

Tourism Industry Prepares for Hurricane Lisa

We also heard from Minister of Tourism Anthony Mahler about the preparations and potential impact to the tourism industry. As you may be aware, the industry only recently rebounded from [...]

Well-known Fisherman Killed in Dangriga

On Monday night around seven o’clock, gunshots rang out in the New Site area of Dangriga. A man had been shot dead, but his body was not discovered until twelve [...]

Management of Holy Cross Anglican School Pay Teachers Overdue Salaries

One day after teachers of Holy Cross Anglican Primary School in San Pedro told us that some of them had not been paid for two months and others had not [...]

Junior Minister of Education on Cancelation of Classes

Turning back to our preliminary coverage of Tropical Storm Lisa, while with Doctor Louis Zabaneh this morning, he also spoke about the decision taken by the Ministry of Education to [...]

The Indigent Population Has a Hard Time Preparing for Lisa

All eyes remain fixed on Tropical Storm Lisa as it is set to pass over Belize tomorrow evening.  Many who are in the projected path of the weather system have [...]

Secure Your Pets If You Leave or Stay for the Hurricane

And while everyone’s best effort is to save life and property, pets are not to be forgotten. Board member of the Belize City Animal Aid, Michelle Rudon reminded us that [...]

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 [...]

Evacuees Came By Boats and Planes and Went Inland by Busloads

They came by plane and boat from the islands. From before the workday started at eight a.m., water taxi tenders and commercial flights were leaving San Pedro and Caye Caulker, [...]

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 [...]

B.E.L.’s Safety Tips During Inclement Weather

Fitzpatrick also provided some safety tips for residents to practice during the storm and after it has passed.   Zane Fitzpatrick, Safety Coordinator, Belize Electricity Limited “If you are aware [...]