National Emergency Management Organization
“Preserving Life and Property”
August 5th, 2016 7:00 p.m.
FLOOD SITUATION IN BELIZE
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs the general public that flood waters are swelling the river banks and people living in the following villages must continue to take immediate flood response actions:
Areas of concern are:
Cayo District – Arenal; Succothz; Calla Creek; La Clarissa; Siete Millas; Barton Creek; San Marcos; Billy White; Central Farm; Buena Vista; Providencien; Ramonal; Paslow Falls, Bullet Tree Falls; Santa Familia, Branch Mouth, villages along the George Price Highway, Roaring Creek and More Tomorrow.
Belize River Valley – Crooked Tree, St. Paul’s Bank; Willows Bank; Rancho Doleres; Double Head Cabbage; Bermudian Landing; Isabela Bank; Flowers Bank; May Pen; Scotland half-moon; Burrel Boom; Lord’s Bank; Ladyville; Bomba, Maskall, St. Anns; Santana; Lucky Strike; Rockstone Pond and Boston.
People living in La Democracia; coastal highway community; Gales Point; Mullins River; Gracie
Rock; Hattieville; Freetown Sibun, and Butcher Burns are advised to take note of this advisory.
Farmers with livestock MUST take the necessary actions and seek safety and move them to higher grounds. The flood waters likely to rise and spread fast.
People living in these flood prone areas are being strongly encouraged to seek safety and move to higher grounds to protect life. Seek shelter with families or friends or go to a community shelter. MOVE OUT of areas that are likely to flood.
Road conditions: Spanish lookout via Baking Pot Ferry and Iguana Creek Bridge are impassable at this time. The access route through Bullet Tree Falls village via the Bullet Tree Bridge is impassable. The Roaring Creek Bridge remains open. The wooden bridge in San Ignacio across the Macal River is closed.
Do not: cross flood waters, especially at night. NEMO river monitors will be monitoring and reporting the different river levels.
NEMO remains vigilant and will be monitoring the flooding situation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while navigating in the territorial waters of Belize. The Authority is currently working on restoring all Aids to Navigation in the channels which shifted due to Hurricane Earl.
Do not listen to rumours! Continue to listen to your local radio and television for further advisories from NEMO.