NEMO Public Advisory #4
At 3:00 pm Tropical Storm Karl was cantered near latitude 18.3 N, Longitude 84.2 W. This position is about 274 miles east of Corozal Town. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph moving 15mph and further strengthening is likely to occur. NEMO has put into effect a Tropical Storm Watch from Belize City northward to the Belize/Mexico border.
4 to 6 inches of rainfall is expected, which increases the risk of flooding in the North. The present forecast track takes the system just to the North of Belize with landfall expected around Midday tomorrow (Wednesday).
People along the coast and on the Cayes are encouraged to evacuate early, once NEMO declares a phase.
Motorists are advised that increased rainfall can cause flash flooding and render roads impassable.
The general public is strongly advised to:
Review your emergency plans (family, community, business)
Ensure you have adequate food, water and medicine
Confirm preparations if seeking shelter. Know where you are going and make sure to inform relatives and friends of your plans, whereabouts and intended destination.
The public is further advised to listen to their local radio and television stations for further advisories from the NEMO and the National Met Service.
NEMO remains on high alert as it continues to monitor Tropical Storm Karl. Public Officers are advised to be on standby in the event that they need to report to their assigned emergency duties.
The NEMO hotline number is 636. Please contact your NEMO District Coordinator for local information.