The Office of National Emergency Management takes this opportunity to urge the public, government line ministries, NEMO national and district emergency committees, its partners and the private sector to continue fine tune your preparations for natural hazards. The period of lull is over, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea are showing signs of activity. All are strongly advised to convene your emergency committee meetings and identify the logistics needed to make your plan work.
In the case of the general public; who can afford to, must continue to stock up on basic emergency food supplies, and water. Make an effort to strengthen your roof, windows and doors, if you have not done so. If you have to evacuate when the country is threatened by a tropical cyclone you need to know in advance where you will shelter, workout how you will get there. Discuss your emergency plan with your family. Plan to move early. Trim trees that are close to your home and power lines, contact BEL for assistance. Fishers and farmers ensure you have access to the media to listen to weather reports and advisories before venturing out to sea and your farm. Kids remind your parents to focus on hurricane preparedness, protect life and property.
We must not wait until a storm threatened the country to focus on hurricane preparations. Historically for Belize we are heading into the most devastating period of the season. This precautionary notice serves to ensure we remain as proactive as possible as a people and country. We must stay alert and be prepared. Hope and pray for the best but plan for the worst.
When there is a storm or bad weather is forecasted listen to the Met Service weather reports and NEMO Advisories. Do not listen to rumours and mischief on social media. NEMO continues its preparations for national emergencies and disasters.
The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936. NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows, for:
This is a national preparedness message from the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO.