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#381650 - 06/26/10 07:16 PM TS Alex in the area around midnight
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To All

Tropical Storm Alex is predicted by various authorities to take a path right through San Pedro then over Corozal, this may of course vary, they are also predicting the sustained wind to increase to between 60 to 69 MPH. They recon it will be over San Pedro between Midnight and 1 AM. If your home cannot withstand the wind speed and the rise in tide You should move to a safer area. All those who were here through Tropical Storm Chantal will know what this Storm will feel like. Review your personal Hurricane Plans and use this as an Exercise for Future Hurricanes, a good wakeup call for all, Stay safe and assist each other.

James Janmohamed

sliding a bit southward of previous tracks, going near due west, the last few hours....

Edited by Marty (06/27/10 12:01 AM)
Edit Reason: Updated tracking data

#381660 - 06/26/10 09:58 PM Re: TS Alex here near midnight [Re: Marty]
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Information for Travelers and Residents

Warden Message
U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize
June 26, 2010

Tropical Storm Alex

This Warden Message is being issued to alert Americans to the potential
dangers posed by Tropical Storm Alex.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of Belize has
advised that Tropical Storm Alex is moving towards Belize and the
Yucatan Peninsula. At 6:00 a.m. Tropical Storm Alex was centered near
latitude 17.0 N, longitude 85.3 W. This position is about 200 miles
east of Belize City. The Acting Prime Minister of Belize has declared
Phase III, indicating the storm is likely to strike within 24 hours, due
to its proximity to Belize.

Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph and further strengthening is expected
before making landfall around midnight tonight. Tropical Storm Alex is
moving west northwest at 8 mph and tropical storm force winds will begin
affecting the northern and central cayes at about 2:00 p.m. local time
this afternoon.

Storm surge of 3 - 5 feet and rainfall of approximately 4 to 8 inches
are expected over Belize through Sunday evening. These rains can
produce life-threatening flash floods.

All vessels are strongly advised to seek safe harbor by midday. Persons
on the cayes desiring to move to the mainland are strongly advised to do
so by 12:00 noon today, using vessels 40 ft or larger. Persons residing
in high-risk and flood-prone areas of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and
Caye Caulker should seek shelter with family and friends or contact the
NEMO District Coodinator at 226-3651/3654 and 666-7476 for information
on where to seek shelter.

The public has been advised to listen to local radio and television
stations for official updates on the progress of Tropical Storm Alex.

For continued updates on flood developments, residents and travelers are
advised to monitor www.nemo.org.bz <http://www.nemo.org.bz> .
Additional media reports may be found at Channel 5 News Belize (
http://www.channel5belize.com/ <http://www.channel5belize.com/> ),
Channel 7 News Belize (http://www.7newsbelize.com/), and the Belize
Tourism Industry Association, http://btia.org/ <http://btia.org/> .

U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with
the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's
travel registration website at
<https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/> so that they can obtain
updated information on travel and security. Americans without Internet
access may register in person with the nearest U.S. Embassy or
Consulate. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the
Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

For emergencies involving American citizens in Belize, please contact
the U.S. Embassy Belmopan. The U.S. Embassy is located in Belmopan City
on Floral Park Road, telephone from the United States: 011-501-822-4011;
telephone from within Belize: 822-4011 or after working hours at either
610-5030 or 610-5096. You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at:
ACSbelize@state.gov <mailto:ACSbelize@state.gov> . The Embassy's
Internet address is http://www.belize.usembassy.gov/
<http://www.belize.usembassy.gov/> .

#381670 - 06/26/10 11:52 PM Re: TS Alex here near midnight [Re: Marty]
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NEMO Special Advisory #1 4:29pm

The latest update is, the centre of Tropical Storm Alex was estimated to be
near latitude 17.5 N and longitude 87.2 W. This position is about 70 miles
east of Belize. Alex is moving west northwest at 9 mph and is expected to
continue on that track for the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are
now 45 mph with further strengthening expected. However, strengthening will
be limited due to the storm's proximity to land.

What is expected to happen Tropical Storm force winds of 50 to 60 miles will
start affecting the northern and central cayes at about 2:00 pm local time
this afternoon, and

Storm surge of 3 to 5 feet is expected along the northern coast and cayes.
Sea conditions will become very rough.

2. Persons in the South who wish to receive information from NEMO can call
Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 630-9711 and Mr. Kenton Parham at 662-4434. They can
also call NEMO headquarters and ask for ACP Magdaleno at 610-0114 and
Santiago Acosta at 668-4179

In San Pedro Town the following shelters will be opened: San Pedro High
School (upper flat only), which will be managed by (Ms. Betty Longsworth);
The Belize Yatch Club will be Melony Grinage and Maricia Leal and Ken Dyre;
Evangelical Church Hector Alamilla; and Shalom Church Camille Ottley, which
will be managed by: (Ms. Betty Longsworth). The Shelters will be opened at
4:00pm. The district coordinator is Ms. Timrose Augustine and her contact
number is 600-8672 and 226-3651/ 3654.

Public Officers, who are in San Pedro, should report to Ms. Betty Longsworth
so that you can be placed on shift.

In Caye Caulker the following shelters will be opened at 4:00 pm: Roman
Catholic School and Private Homes which will be managed by (Ms. Nelda
Rosada). The Shelters will be opened at 4:00pm. The District Coordinator
is Ms. Timrose Augustine and her contact number is 600-8672 and 226-3651/

#381672 - 06/26/10 11:55 PM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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tailing a hair to the south from previous track, going near due west

#381675 - 06/27/10 12:08 AM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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All is Quiet...For Now, as TS Alex Approaches - CLICK FOR STORY & MORE PHOTOS

Tropical Storm Alex

HydroMet Bulletin #10

Saturday 26th June 2010 6:00 pm

Tropical storm Alex is presently moving across Belize

At 6:00 pm Tropical Storm Alex was centered near latitude 17.4 N, longitude 88.1 W. This position is about 10 miles southeast of Belize City. The tropical storm is moving west at 12 miles per hour. Alex is moving across the coastline just south of Belize City.

Maximum sustained winds were 65 mph with higher gusts and minimum central pressure was 996hPa. Tropical storm force winds will continue to affect coastal Belize during tonight and all mariners are advised to stay in port.

There is a flood warning for all rivers of Belize.

Rainfall of approximately 4 to 8 inches of rainfall is expected over Belize through Sunday evening with isolated maximum of 15 inches possible over mountainous areas. These rains can produce life threatening flash floods and mud slides.

#381680 - 06/27/10 01:09 AM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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Raining in Belize City, not hard, but lots and steady. Minor flooding on some Belize
City streets, but a friend was just out driving and its fine.

#381683 - 06/27/10 01:22 AM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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How close is it? Website for StormCarib


Results for Ambergris Caye (San Pedro), Belize (18.03N, 87.9W):
The eye of the storm is about 51 miles (81 km) away. If the system keeps moving at its current speed of 12 mph and directly towards you, it will take around 4.2 hours to reach you. You are already experiencing strong winds. Better take cover instead of sitting behind the computer!

Now you know how close it is, find out how close it can get! (must click from here)

How close can it get? Website for StormCarib

#381684 - 06/27/10 01:22 AM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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In Belize City, Raining harder and more steady now.

#381697 - 06/27/10 03:27 AM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Marty]
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We had rain of and on this afternoon. Captained myself and my daughter home around 12:30 - medium wet. Our captain Moh went to town to pick up arrivals at 1:00pm but as Tropic canceled their flights he was back around 2:30. We haven't had much rain since 4:30, just wind. The winds are actually dying down right now.
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#381717 - 06/27/10 02:04 PM Re: TS Alex in the area around midnight [Re: Portofino]
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Good Morning -

Alex passed by last night a bit south of us. Most of what happened was during the dark hours. Preliminary checks close to home reveal messy yards & evidence of water having been a bit high along the beaches during the night. Storm Warnings should be discontinued this morning.

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