DATE: Saturday 26th, October 2013
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PUBLIC ADVISORY 5
All residents along the Belize River are being alerted early to be prepared for possible flooding. Remember TD 16 Massive Flood of October 2008 and make use of the lessons learnt, such as moving vulnerable family members and livestock early, reap what crops can be harvested etc., and plan for the inconvenience of flooding.
Water is approximately 15ft under the Roaring Creek Bridge and is rising rapidly, residents that live nearby are ask to be alert and move to higher grounds.
All residents along the Mopan and Macal Rivers are being warned to take action and move to safety, evacuate all areas that floods along the rivers. The Mopan and Macal Rivers continue to rise. TAKE THIS WARNING SERIOUSLY.
The Macal wooden bridge, Iguana Creek bridge and Baking Pot ferry is closed and impassable, due to flooding.
Buena Vista Village is now open to traffic
The road between Bullet Tree and Santa Familia at Lobos Creek, the water has receded and is now passable
At San Jorje near Marbelo residence, water has receded and is now passable.
The public is advised not to attempt to cross areas that are flooding.
STANN CREEK DISTRICT:
Mullins River bridge is now passable
The ministry of works reports that the approach is no longer under water - Coastal road now open to traffic.
Cabbage Hay Creek at Santa Rosa continues to recede
The North Stann Creek River is receding
The Domingo Creek area was not affected by flood water and the road between Jordana
and Blue Creek is open to traffic via Santa Anna Road and Corazon.
The river by Aguacate is 3 ½ ft above the bridge and is receding slowly, remains
closed to traffic.
Temash (Crique Sacro) the river is 13ft below the deck of the bridge.
Santa Ana - Moho at Cotton Tree lodge (near Santa Ana) is 1 ½ ft over the bank
and is receding slowly.
Corozon Creek is 2ft below the deck of the bridge.
Blue Creek Bridge now has 2 ½ft of water above the bridge and is receding very
slowly, still not open to traffic.
Road is clear for traffic in all other areas except Blue creek and Aguacate
Flood Watch remains in effect for: San Benito Poite, Jordan, Aguacate, Crique Sarco,
Bladden, and Corozon. NEMO will continue to monitor all these areas.
Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution when driving the highways and
secondary roads. People living in villages along the Mopan and Macal rivers, the Sibun
river, the Moho River, the Temash River, Caves Branch, Areas, the Coastal Highway,
Mahogany Heights and other flood prone communities need to take the necessary action to
safeguard life and property as a Flood Warning is in effect.
NEMO advises the general public to stay tune to their local radio and television stations for
updates from NEMO and the National Met Service and take the necessary action