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#496906 - 10/17/14 10:45 AM Flooding affects Toledo villages
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Flooding continues to affect several communities in the Toledo district.

The hardest hit area so far is Golden Stream village where as many as one third of the families residing in the community was flooded out of their homes as a result of torrential rains on Tuesday night and on Wednesday. Flooding is also affecting other villages along the Southern Highway including Big Falls and San Miguel.

According to Kenton Parham, the Toledo district coordinator for the National Emergency Management Organization, as many as 17 persons were evacuated and were being given emergency shelter in Big Falls village.

Teams from NEMO-Toledo have been out doing assessments in flooded areas and are reporting that flood waters are also affecting Blue Creek and Aguacate villages.

Bridges in both communities are now closed to vehicular traffic with as much as 3 feet of water covering the bridge.

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Incessant Rains Cause Flooding In Toledo

The incessant rains in the Toledo District are wreaking havoc in that municipality as flooding has been reported. The hardest hit area so far is Golden Stream Village where as many as one third of the families residing in the community was flooded out of their homes as a result of torrential rains on Tuesday night and on Wednesday. Other parts affected by the flooding are villages along the Southern Highway.

Toledo district coordinator for the National Emergency Management Organization, Kenton Parham, says 17 persons were evacuated and were being given emergency shelter in Big Falls Village. Teams from NEMO-Toledo have been out doing assessments in flooded areas and are reporting that flood waters are also affecting Blue Creek and Aguacate Villages. Commuters and motorists should note that bridges in both communities are now closed to vehicular traffic with as much as 3 feet of water covering the bridge.

NEMO has begun to provide assistance to families affected by flooding and remains activated to help persons needing help in areas where flood waters are slowly starting to recede. Residents are also being asked to keep monitoring the flood waters and be prepared to evacuate if the need arises.

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Homes in the southen Belize affected by flooding

Heavy rains experienced in the South on Tuesday night resulted in overnight flooding in the Toledo District where at least 20 homes were affected by the rising waters.


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#496968 - 10/18/14 11:05 AM Re: Flooding affects Toledo villages [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Toledo Floods Unexpected

Due to an intense thunderstorm on Wednesday night in the Toledo District, the villages of San Miguel and San Pedro Colombia experienced serious flooding, the likes of which they haven't seen in a generation.

The water hasn't receded completely, and the villagers are still waiting for the situation to improve. Two families had to be evacuated because their homes became inundated.

Of important note is that the Rio Grande is in close proximity to both villages, and it has contributed to the flooding. The residents tell our colleagues from PGTV that such a flooding has not happened in 2 decades.

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