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Advisory 2: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA


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The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby advises the general public that  a broad area of low pressure located over the south-western Caribbean Sea continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system is forecast to move west-north-westward toward Central America, and some development is possible if the low  remains over water when it is near the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize.  Regardless of development, this system could bring heavy rains to portions of Central America during the next few days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.

The broad area of low pressure is forecasted to cross Belize late Monday into Tuesday morning.  Its approach and passage is expected to bring heavy showers and thunderstorms across the country which could result in potential flash-flooding especially in areas prone to flooding.  The National Meteorological Service will continue to monitor this system closely for an additional development before it crosses our shores.  People in flood-prone areas, farmers, fishers, and people on the islands need to remain vigilant and be prepared.  The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.   NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:   

  Corozal,  Mr. Ronnie Hernandez at 614 7140;  

Orange Walk, Mr. Aragon at 615 2264;  or Mr. Leiva at 614 7177  

Belize District, Mr. Alphius Gillett at 614 4735;    

San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 614 5865;

Belize City, Mr. Al Westby at 614 8604 or Mr. Pollard at 6143244; 

Belmopan,  Ms. Clare Moody at 614 5705;  or Mr. Eiley at 624 2365   

Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 6148604 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 614 5891; 

Stann Creek (Coastal- Dangrigaincluding Mullins River to Independence),Mr. Kevin Flores at 604 3632

Stann Creek (Interior- Hummingbird and Southern highway communities), Mr. David Cruz at 614 8514; and 

Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham  at 614 2158 or Mr. Dennis Williams at 614 2393 

NEMO will keep the general public updated on any further developments.   The public is advised to stay alert.  Please adhere to the official release from the National Met Service and NEMO.    

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