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#323287 - 02/10/09 03:48 PM Belize Bound
AvullanA Offline
Just have a few questions as I will be new on Ambregris Caye. 1. I am looking for a good builder to construct my house,
2. Need the rules and regulations about building a dock going into the sea as I know the water is queensland maybe somebody can help me out.
3. Also are you able to build permanent structures in the water as well.
4. Does Ambregris Caye have a semi pro soccer team as I have played all over the world and would like to continue playing soccer in Belize.

#323290 - 02/10/09 04:02 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: AvullanA]
Mary1220 Offline
I would hire someone to give you all the gossip on everyone. It will save you tons of money. Live on the island for a few months before spending any money or hiring any builder. Just my 2 cents.

#323292 - 02/10/09 04:39 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Mary1220]
Phil Offline
1) - 3) All best researched in detail when here, but the board is great for some ideas and starting points.

4) San Pedro Dolphins are the local semi pro team. Where have you played and for anyone well known. We had an ex English Premier League Player one year playing for a mainland team - he got the living poop kicked out of him.

#323299 - 02/10/09 05:09 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Phil]
AvullanA Offline
1) How often does Belize get hit with a Hurricane or anything of that magnitude.

2)When I was 13 I played for the U-14 Southhampton Team. When I was 14 played U-15 Tottenham team. Played with the Brampton Stallions of the CPSL (Canadian Professional Soccer League), Indiana Blast of the A-League, and some team in Mexico on a 10 day contract until there goalie returned from his injury. And other then that just played Competitively all over Canada.

#323327 - 02/10/09 08:17 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: AvullanA]
RathaBnBelize Offline
AvullanaA ... which area of Ambergris Caye are you going to build your house?

#323337 - 02/10/09 08:32 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: AvullanA]
Phil Offline
Dean hit Corozal in 2007. Iris hit Placencia in 2001. Keith hit San Pedro in 2000. Mitch just missed in 1998 but was a monster and caused problems, Hattie hit Belize City in 1961. Janet hit Corozal in 1951. Lots of near misses and storm surge but five hits in sixty years or so for the whole country, and one in San Pedro was a factor in our choice to move here as we're not in the Hurricane belt and don't get anything like Cuba, Jamaica Caymans etc.

So you're a keeper - often a problem spot for the Dolphins and not so likely you'll get kicked off the park. Come on down.

#323342 - 02/10/09 09:45 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Phil]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
A few other facts about hurricanes in Belize since 1889:

Number of storms making landfall in Belize since 1889:
In the past 120 years since weather records in Belize were formally maintained, Belize has seen the following storms make landfall:
21 hurricanes -- average of about 1 hurricane every 6 years
31 tropical storms – average of 1 tropical storm every 4 years
52 total hurricanes and tropical storms – average of 1 hurricane or tropical storm every 2 ¼ years

Of the 21 hurricanes:
9 or 43% were in September
8 or 38% were in October
2 or 10% were in July
1 or 5% was in November
1 or 5% was in August
0 or 0% was in June

Of the 52 total hurricanes and tropical storms:
7 or 13% were in June
4 or 8% were in July
5 or 10% were in August
19 or 37% were in September
14 or 27% were in October
3 or 6% were in November

Most powerful storms to hit Belize:
Unnamed hurricane, September 9, 1931, Belize City and Northern Cayes, 110 mph, estimated 2,500-3,000 deaths
Hurricane Janet, September 28, 1955, Northern Belize, 165 mph, 16 deaths in Belize
Hurricane Hattie, October 31, 1961, Belize City, 140 mph, estimated 225-310 deaths, mainly in Belize City area
Hurricane Carmen, September 2, 1974, skirted Northern Belize, 120 mph
Hurricane Mitch, October 27, 1998, skirted Belize to the south, 155 mph
Hurricane Keith, October 1, 2000, Ambergris Caye, 120 mph, at least 4 deaths in Belize
Hurricane Iris, October 9, 2001, Placencia & Southern Belize, 145 mph, 21 deaths in Belize
Hurricane Dean, August 21, 2007, Northern Belize, winds up to 165 mph

Source: Belize National Meteorological Service and other weather records

--Lan Sluder

#323360 - 02/11/09 08:29 AM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First]
Diane Campbell Offline
Lan - the record above is wrong on at least one stat .......at least 4 people died in Keith in Belize. All were riding out the storm on boats.
Also note that all the dead in Iris were people on boats too.

#323363 - 02/11/09 09:27 AM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Diane Campbell]
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline

Thanks for the correction. I see some news sources put the official toll in Belize from Keith at 5 (though Wikipedia puts it at 19, 5 in boats and 14 from flooding).

--Lan Sluder
Lan Sluder/Belize First

#323462 - 02/11/09 06:39 PM Re: Belize Bound [Re: Phil]
AvullanA Offline
I will be moving to the Westside of AC. And also regaring the Goalie situation, I can only play for the Dolphins once I have a house set up. Trying to get down there within 20 months but I do not know any good construction companies. If I was to build a would house do I have to worry about any sort of hurricanes tearing it apart or should I go concrete. How good are the dolphins, what I mean is do they get a good crowd out to the games and what kind of pitch do they play on cause somes pics I see all the teams are playing in half sand half grass pitches.

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