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#3836 - 10/02/00 02:51 PM news from around the country
I just got this email from a friend in Stann Creek with info from various areas of Belize.......

It has continued to rain incessantly here and the wind has picked up a little. However, we still don't have major flooding (about 3-4" in my yard). Business/life continues as usual here-banks, business, etc.
Not school though.

My heart is toward Caye Caulker. You're right, things are bad there.

Only ten houses remain standing on the back street (where my cousins live); I heard that the water taxi is running today though, to take relief: one bakery donated 1000 loaves of bread...wish I could be there.

Last night my Aunt told me that homes in the Port Loyola area were being destroyed: zinc roofs flying all over the place and even concrete walls caving in. She doesn't live there but she has a friend who lives in a
little plywood house in that area. My uncle lives in Lord's Bank (Northern highway) and a few homes have been destroyed there.

Not sure what else is going on. Keith is now a weak category 1 hurricane, 80 m. winds, 30 miles SE of Belize City, pactically stationary and apparently weakening. If it goes down to 74 ml. winds, it will then be classified a tropical storm. However, warning areas can still expect storm surges of 6 to 8 feet (water).

So, continue to pray.

#3837 - 10/02/00 03:04 PM Re: news from around the country
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Midday ham radio report speaks of Keith still stationary located off Belize city,
centered between Cay Caulker and Cay Chaple, winds 90 MPH extending
out for 15 miles.

Spo has winds of 40 MPH. Keith still stationary and still predicting NW
drift twords Czl with further weakening by land effect.

Rivers in the west are starting to rise. we are currently 11 ft above normal
under heavy rain. We could expect heavy flooding in thr Belize River valley
area and towns along the Belize river.


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