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ADVISORY 4: TROPICAL STORM NATE MAINTAINING ITS TRACK

As at FRIDAY,  6:00 A.M., 6th OCTOBER 2017

TROPICAL STORM NATE MAINTAINING ITS TRACK

ADVISORY NO. 4 

NEMO and the Met Service hereby informs the public that as at  6:00 a.m., local time Tropical Storm Nate with winds of 45 miles per hour was located near 17.8 North Latitude and  84.8 West Longitude or approximately 240 miles East of Belize. The pressure was at 996 milibars. Nate is moving to the north-northwest at 14 miles per hour. The main threat to Belize is expected to be mostly thunderstorms and heavy rain which are causing localized flooding. Rainfall amounts expected to increase along the coast and north today TS Nate moves east of Belize as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico later today.

People in low-lying areas are advised to move to higher grounds. If you need to go to a shelter, know which shelter you will go to and workout how you will reach the shelter.

It is not advised to venture out to sea. Fishers and people on the Cayes should continue monitor Tropical Storm Nate. Crossings; in the Cayo district the Succotz Ferry is closed, and in the Stann Creek district, the Coastal road is closed due to flooding.The public is advised to stay out of flood waters.

Drivers are reminded to reduce their speed, put on their low beam, and hazard lights when driving in wet conditions.Do not drive through flood waters.

NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:

  • Corozal,  Mr. Williard Levy at 623 0237;
  • Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, or Mr. Aragon at 636 6094;
  • Belize District, Mr. Lionel Tillett at 6154834 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275;
  • San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 632 3698;
  • Belize City, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672 and Councillor Willoughby at 615 9793;
  • Belmopan,  Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791;
  • Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 625 2526;
  • Stann Creek, Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 615 9711; and
  • Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787.
  • The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.

NEMO is on full alert and continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nate.  Please take heed to the advice issued by NEMO and the National Meteorological Service.

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ADVISORY 3: TROPICAL STORM NATE HEADING THROUGH THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN

National Emergency Management Organization

“Preserving Life and Property”

 As at THURSDAY,  4:30 P.M., 5th OCTOBER 2017

TROPICAL STORM NATE HEADING THROUGH THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN

ADVISORY NO. 3 

NEMO and the Met Service hereby informs the public that as at  4:30 p.m., local time Tropical Storm Nate with winds of 40 miles per hour was located near 14.9 North Latitude and  84.3 West Longitude or approximately 460 miles south east of Belize. The pressure was at 1001 milibars. Nate is moving to the north-northwest at 10 miles per hour. The main threat to Belize is expected to be mostly thunderstorms and heavy rain which are likely to cause dangerous flash floods and localized flooding. As much as 6 inches or higher rainfall is expected.

The current track keeps the centre of the storm in the warm waters off the coast of Belize.The stronger winds are expected to be east of Belize, over the sea. By tomorrow Nate is expected to be directly in front of Belize.It is likely that a Tropical Storm Watch will be issued. Nate is forecasted to reach the north-eastern Yucatan Peninsula and head into the Gulf of Mexico by Friday night or early Saturday. Due to the size of the system the country could continue to experience rainfall even after the storm gets into the Gulf of Mexico.

People in low-lying areas are advised to move to higher grounds. If you need to go to a shelter, know which shelter you will go to and workout how you will reach the shelter. Check up on family members and neighbors who are in need of assistance. Secure as much food and water as possible. At risk families, the elderly, women, and children are encouraged to weather the storm in a safe dry place. Do not wait until it’s too late to take action.

It is not advised to venture out to sea tomorrow. Fishers and people on the Cayes are hereby strongly urged to monitor Tropical Storm Nate and to take the necessary actions to preserve life and property. Farmers are urged to attend to their crops and animals. Crossings; in the Cayo district the Succotz Ferry is closed, and in the Stann Creek district, the Coastal road is closed due to flooding.The public is advised to stay out of flood waters.

Drivers are reminded to drive with extreme caution, when driving in wet conditions, reduce your speed, put on your low beam, and hazard lights.  Do not drive through flood waters. NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:

  • Corozal,  Mr. Williard Levy at 623 0237;
  • Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, or Mr. Aragon at 636 6094;
  • Belize District, Mr. Lionel Tillett at 6154834 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275;
  • San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 632 3698;
  • Belize City, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672 and Councillor Willoughby at 615 9793;
  • Belmopan,  Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791;
  • Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 625 2526;
  • Stann Creek, Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 615 9711; and
  • Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787.
  • The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.

NEMO is on full alert and continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nate.  Please take heed to the advice issued by NEMO and the National Meteorological Service.

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ADVISORY 2: TROPICAL STORM  NATE

National Emergency Management Organization

“Preserving Life and Property”

10:30 A.M. THURSDAY, 5th, OCTOBER 2017

TROPICAL STORM  NATE

ADVISORY NO. 2

NEMO in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that Tropical Storm Nate, with winds of 40 miles per hour is located near 14.3 North Latitude and 83.7 West Longitude or approximately 550 miles south east of Belize. Nate is moving to the northwest at 8 miles per hour. The current track shows the centre of the storm in the warm waters off the coast of Belize. The stronger winds are expected to be east of Belize, over the sea. Nate is forecasted to reach the Yucatan Peninsula and head into the Gulf of Mexico by Friday night or Saturday. The main threat to Belize is thunderstorms and heavy rainfall which will continue to cause localized flooding to streets, low-lying roads, bridges, and flood prone villages, towns, and cities. Nate is expected to be directly in front of Belize by tomorrow and it is likely that a Tropical Storm Watch will be issued for the country.

The public is hereby advised to make preparations to protect life and property. Move to higher grounds if you live in an area that will flood. Know which shelter you will go to and know how you will reach the shelter. Make checks on family members and neighbors who are in need of assistance. Secure as much food and water as possible. At risk families, the elderly, women and children are encouraged to weather the effects of the storm in a safe, dry place. Do not wait until it’s too late to take action.

It is not advised to go to sea tomorrow. Fishers and people on the Cayes are hereby strongly urged to monitor and track Tropical Storm Nate and to take the necessary actions to preserve your life and property. Farmers are encouraged to attend to their crops and animals to reduce losses.

Drivers are reminded to drive with extreme caution when driving in wet conditions, reduce your speed, and put on your low beam, and hazard lights.

The Ministry of Works hereby informs that the Coastal Road is closed due to flooding.

NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators contact information are as follows:

  • Corozal, Mr. Williard Levy at 623 0237;
  • Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, or Mr. Aragon at 636 6094;
  • Belize District, Mr. Lionel Tillett at 6154834 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275;
  • San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 632 3698;
  • Belize City, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672 and Councillor Willoughby at 615 9793;
  • Belmopan, Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791;
  • Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 625 2526;
  • Stann Creek, Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 615 9711; and
  • Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787.
  • The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.  NEMO IS ON ALERT.

Please continue to pay attention to the National Meteorological Service weather report and NEMO advisories.

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ADVISORY 1: TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN (TD 16) FORMS OFF THE COAST OF NICARAGUA

National Emergency Management Organization

“Preserving Life and Property”

 11:00 A.M,  WEDNESDAY 4th, OCTOBER 2017

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN (TD 16) FORMS OFF THE COAST OF NICARAGUA

ADVISORY NO. 1  

NEMO in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that Tropical Depression Sixteen (16) with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour recently formed off the coast of Nicaragua. TD 16 is located at 12.2 North Latitude and  81.9 West Longitude. It is moving due northwest at 7 miles per hour. It is forecasted to continue move in that direction.   If it maintains its projected path based on that forecast it is expected to become a Tropical Storm and by Friday, 6th October 2017 it is expected to be east of Belize, or directly in front of us.

The public is hereby advised to make preparations to protect life and property.  If you are at risk to bad weather and flooding start discussing arrangements to move to higher grounds.  If you have to seek shelter, know which shelter you will go to and make arrangements on how you will reach the shelter. Start checking on family members and neighbors who may be in need of assistance.  Secure as much food and water as possible.

Do not venture out to sea after Friday, 6th October 2017. All Fishers and people on the Cayes are hereby strongly urged to monitor and track TD 16.

Drivers are reminded to drive with extreme caution, reduce speed and put on your hazard light, when driving in wet conditions. NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators contact information are as follows:

  • Corozal,  Mr. Williard Levy at 623 0237;
  • Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, or Mr. Aragon at 636 6094;
  • Belize District, Mr. Lionel Tillett at 6154834 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275;
  • San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 632 3698;
  • Belize City, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672 and Councillor Willoughby at 615 9793;
  • Belmopan,  Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791;
  • Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 625 2526;
  • Stann Creek, Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 615 9711; and
  • Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787.
  • The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.  NEMO IS ON ALERT.

(Advisories are sent out to: (1) inform the public about developing or existing emergency situation such as tropical cyclone activities, (2) what the government and NEMO are doing and, (3) what actions the public are advised to take.  They are not intended to predict what a tropical cyclone will do and where it will go.)

Please continue to pay attention to the National Meteorological Service weather report and NEMO advisories.

 

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