I am a student at St. Matthew's University. I just arrived back in the states yesterday, only because I had my family make a reservation on American Airlines for me. As of yesterday Continental airlines did not have any available seats until Friday. Anyone that has family members left in Belize City needs to make arrangements stateside for them to be able to leave the island. It is complete choas at the international airport.
When we were being evacuated from San Pedro, I felt awful for leaving the people of the island, but I was completely helpless. I only have one month of medical school, which does not even include basic first aide. I also had a family in the states that was terrified for my safety. Not to mention the fact that for every American that left , a Belizian left. It wasn't only the American students and tourists that left the island.
To all concerned family members: The students are okay. The students pulled together to make it through. We were scared and wet, but we survived.keep your prayers with them and they will be home soon. Also pray for the people of San Pedro they have lost everything.