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#346435 - 07/27/09 04:21 PM Flooding on mainland
Marty Offline
Hydrological  Information to the Public: A Flood Warning for the Macal  River remains in effect. The Iguana Creek bridge is covered and closed, with water 5 feet over the bridge, a little higher than at noon Monday. The low lying bridge at San Ignacio is also flooded, more than 5 feet, and rising. Also A Flood Alert is in effect for Sibun river at Jaguar Paw & Gracie Rock; North Stann Creek at Middlesex & Hope Creek; the Sittee river at the Kendal Crossing and the Tamash & Sarstoon rivers. Citizens along the banks of the Macal river and near the twin towns of San Ignacio / Santa Elena should be on the alert for rising river levels.

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Flood Warning: Floods are occurring and may become severe.
Flood Alert: Conditions are such that there is a threat of flooding.

Edited by Marty (07/29/09 01:55 AM)

#346439 - 07/27/09 04:42 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
From a friend....

i hear the low bridge,  santa elena to san ig  is well under, and waters rising.  - one can still get across the hawksworth, but its a time consuming endeavor...

#346446 - 07/27/09 06:36 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Barbara K Offline
oh yay - looks like this trip to Belize will be a big adventure. More so than usual!

#346451 - 07/27/09 07:18 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Barbara K]
elbert Offline
High and dry on the islands.
And...a good illustration of the confusing contrasts in weather forecasts for Belize and the reality on the islands.
hasn't rained enough to settle the dust out here.
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#346509 - 07/28/09 05:48 AM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: elbert]
Marty Offline
A Flood Warning is in effect for the Macal, Belize, Deep and Sarstoon Rivers. The Iguana Creek bridge and the low lying bridge at San Ignacio are inundated and impassable. Also A Flood Alert is in effect for Sibun River at Gracie Rock and Downstream.

#346525 - 07/28/09 04:04 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Cayo bridges under troubled waters

The weatherman has issued a flood warning for the Macal, Belize, Deep and Sarstoon Rivers and Golden Stream in the Toledo District. A News Five crew travelling west detected that both the Iguana Creek Bridge and the low-lying bridge at San Ignacio were inundated. This was due to weekend rains caused by several tropical waves that passed over the country. But NEMO in the Cayo District has already been activated and according to the District Coordinator, Al Westby, they have been keeping an eye on this condition since this morning when the waters started rising.

Al Westby, District Coordinator, N.E.M.O. Cayo
“We have noticed that the Iguana Creek Bridge water has been rising there. Our presence was there and we set a marker and noticed that it was rising. At this moment, I came from the low-lying bridge right here in San Ignacio and Santa Elena. It’s steady; it’s not going down, but it’s not rising at this moment. However, I just received a text about a couple minutes ago from sources in Calla Creek who are telling me now that the Mopan River at Calla Creek is going up, so I need to go and take a look.”

Duane Moody
“How is it affecting the people alongside the river?”

Al Westby
“The people alongside the river are not affected quite much at this moment. They are not displaced because the water has not come up that high as yet. But hopefully it could run off before it gets high.”

A flood alert is in effect for Sibun River at Gracie Rock and Monkey River.

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#346527 - 07/28/09 04:06 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
The water is about 6 ft above the Iguana Creek Bridge this morning. Not really going down yet.

#346575 - 07/29/09 01:52 AM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
There is about 4 ft of water above the Iguana Creek Bridge this evening and going down.
Another update tomorrow morning.

#346594 - 07/29/09 02:58 PM Re: Flooding on mainland [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Good news... the Iguana Creek bridge is clear again.The water is level with bridge.


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