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#11392 - 10/09/01 04:00 AM Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
8.30 pm

Radio reports 15 ft surge over Plancencia, with 145 mph winds. Roofs going.


Big creek reported to have 15 feet of water. independence high school roof gone whilst full of people no telephone to Independence.


Frank

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#11393 - 10/09/01 04:07 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
cellular contact with Independence


Eye of storm over Independence at 8.45 pm Bze time. Lots of roof
damage, poles down etc. One emergency shelter lost its roof, with
people trapped.


Tourist boat reported overturned at Bgc port whilst trying to dock.
Placencia reported under 15 ft water, with many houses lost.

Frank

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#11394 - 10/09/01 04:17 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Christopher Offline
Man, that is really bad news....good news is the eye seems to have fallen apart...
damn...thought Belize might escape serious damage...especially to an important tourist area
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#11395 - 10/09/01 05:08 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
Similar info from my wife's uncle in Mango
Creek/Independence. Lots of roof damage and some
houses gone. His house shook terribly; but stayed up.
He has six families with him.


Nazarene Highschool, which had people there for
shelter, lost its roof. At approx. 10 p.m. they were
experiencing high winds; but the worst seemed to have
passed. Still, the full extent of damage won't be
known until day-break.

Mel

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#11396 - 10/09/01 05:10 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
9:45 pm

Live roving radio reports reporting boat "Ventura" overturned in Bgc
with another boat trying to assist. Plancentia reporting people
trapped in collapsed hurricane shelter. 6 ft of water over peninsinula.

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#11397 - 10/09/01 06:40 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
11.00 pm


Roving radio reporter reports 20 feared lost with 8 survivors off boat
"Vendora" which overturned in Bgc port.


Additional loss of life from another boat "sea........." also reported
with 6 bodies recovered and 11 missing.


It is not clear if these two incidents are the same boat. Both
happened in port of bgc.

In Cayo, heavy rain, light winds for last 4 hrs. River starting to raise
slowly.

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#11398 - 10/09/01 06:42 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Marty Offline
11.30 pm
Roving radio reporter


Second boat lost at bGc was the "Wave Band" with 17 feared lost.
6 bodies recovered so far.


I personally have a suspicion this may be the same incident as
everything is very confused. I hope so.


Hopkins reporting no damage and road open.

Frank

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#11399 - 10/09/01 06:53 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
pacwoman Offline
Marty or Frank: Do you have any idea where the boat(s) were coming in from at that late hour? I read earlier in the thread that it's thought to be a tourist boat... it seems odd that people were just coming in to Big Creek at that late hour? Thanks for the continous updates... wonderful news about Hopkins, but sad news on Seine Bight, Independence and Placencia. Please do pass on any news re: relief efforts in days to come. Pepper Chastain
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Pepper A. Chastain
Austin, TX USA

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#11400 - 10/09/01 07:30 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
Annielou Offline
I dont know of any tourist boat called the "Wave Band", could they mean the "Wave Dancer" - the Peter Hughes Dive Boat? They would have been somewhere in the outer atolls so could have taken some time to get in which would account for the late arrival at bgc. Our thoughts are with you all.

Annielou
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http://www.belize-tours.com

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#11401 - 10/09/01 08:48 AM Re: Hard hit in Placencia area
diann Offline
I stayed up just to make sure all were ok, but I'm just so devastated to read about the losses. I can't even imagine what you guys are going thru/have been thru. It's not much, but many hearts are with you......

btw.... Does anyone know if Candy is ok?

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