Never Underestimate a Small Tropical Depression, Belize Drenched
The effects on Ambergris Caye can be seen with much beach erosion as the large waves have been pounding the beaches, piers and seawalls. Some coconut trees along the beach are in danger of toppling over, while tons of sea grass has been piling up as well. Business is slow – dive boats cannot go out to sea. Classes have been canceled during the beginning of exam week, one cannot walk the beach and enjoy a sunny day and most boat owners have opted to tie up their vessels or haul them up to land to protect them. There have even been some flights cancelled to Belize City after the Municipal Airport there had to be closed down due to flooding of the runway.
But the most important thing is that the tropical depression is not posing any immediate danger to Belize. Mother Nature is releasing some of its energy and we just have to cope with it and be thankful that we are mostly only getting lots of rain. The Belize National Emergency Management Organization has only advised against possible flooding in low lying areas in the country. The storm is expected to move away from Belize by Tuesday afternoon, with conditions looking much better.
School is out in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, because of the heavy rains and bad weather conditions due to tropical depression #2 hitting Belize today, June 17, 2013. The Ministry of Education called for no classes and kids being kids, a few found how to enjoy their free day. They headed to the beach to have some fun with the unusually large crashing waves.
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