SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE CONTINUES TO BE
BATTERED BY HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
Residents living along the coast in Consejo, Corozal Town, San Fernando(Copper Bank) and Sarteneja have been urged to move to higher ground and into sturdy shelters immediately. Hurricane Keith is now a Category Four
storm and is expected to strenghten. The National Weather Service in Miami,
Florida most recent Advisory(Advisory Number13) posted 12:00pm reports:
...Dangerous core of hurricane Keith partially onshore over Southeastern Yucatan and northeastern belize...extreme damage is likely due to storm surge...strong winds...and torrential rains. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and belize from Cabo
catoche southward to monkey River town. A hurricane watch remains in effect for the north coast of Yucatan from west of Cabo catoche to Progreso. All interests in the northwestern caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico should monitor the Progress of this system. At 1 pm CDT...1800z...the center of
hurricane Keith was located near latitude 17.9 north...longitude 87.7 west or about 55 miles...90 km...southeast of chetumal Mexico...and about 50 miles...75 km... East-Northeast of belize city. Keith is essentially stationary...but over the past few hours has drifted a little to the southwest. Little overall motion is expected over the next 12 hours...and a slow northwestward motion is expected to
begin within the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 135 mph...215 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 24 hours. Hurricane
force winds extend outward up to 35 miles... 55 km... from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220 km. The last pressure reported by
reconnaissance aircraft was 942 mb...27.82 inches. Heavy rains are affecting portions of the Yucatan Peninsula...belize ..Honduras...guatemala and nicaragua. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. Storm surge flooding of 9 to 12 feet above normal tide levels...
along with large battering waves...are likely over portions of the warning area. An anemometer on San Pedro Island in the
west eyewall reported sustained winds of 83 mph before the instrument failed. Gusts to 110 mph have also been reported. power lines are reported down in belize city. Repeating the 1 pm CDT position...17.9 n... 87.7 w. Movement stationary. Maximum sustained winds...135 mph. Minimum central pressure... 942 mb. For storm information specific to your area or products issued by your local weather
office. The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 4 pm CDT. Forecaster Franklin 01:57pm...Priminister Addresses the Nation On the Hurricane Situation 01:48pm...Major accident reported at mile 34 on the Western Highway.
01:42pm...For People who wish to travel from dangriga to Belmopan, it is safe to travel from Dangriga to Belmopan.
12:40pm...San Pedro on the fringe of the western eye wall, being battered by
hurricane force winds. Belize City experiencing wind gusts from 30 to 50
MPH. Winds around Belize City and Ladyville expected to increase.
12:28pm...Power Lines being affected in Belize City and Laydiville area. Lamp
Posts are falling and leaning. Trees and branches also breaking and falling.
10:09am...Winds in San Pedro now 80 to 100 MPH.
09:00am...Situation in San Pedro worstening. Debri flying around...70+MPH
winds, branches falling, no power except for emergencey generator power.
08:00am...Flights in and out of Belize International Airport have been caqncelled.
Below are recordings of the latest news and discussions on Love FM regarding hurricane Keith. Click the Refresh button on the top of your browser to get all the latest Updates. Chat Room.
Prime Minister Addresses the Nation (1:57pm)
Reports From San Pedro (1:56pm)
Reports From Corozal Town (1:45pm)
Latest from Love FM (1:00pm)
Update from San Pedro (12:45pm)
Update from San Pedro (9:10am)
Update from the National Meteorological center (8:45am)
Update from the National Meteorological Center (6:30am)
No Need To Evacuate Belize City Yet (5:40am)
Update From Caye Caulker (5:30am)
NEMO Advises Evacuation of Corozal Coastline (4:15am)
Report from Orange Walk Town (3:50am)
Update from San Pedro (3:40am)
Report From Belize City Mayor(3:15am)
Update from Meteorological Center (3:00am)
Accident Reported on Western Highway (2:45am)
Report From Belmopan (2:30am)
Report From Sap Pedro (1:20am)
Report From Corozal Town (1:08am)
Report From San Pedro (12:40am)
Report From Orange Walk (12:37am)
Update From National Meteorological Center(11:55pm)
Report From NEMO Headquaters(11:05pm)
Report From San Pedro (11:00pm)
Situation in San Pedro (10:30pm)
Update from the National Meteorological Center