Motorists Advised to Exercise Extreme Caution on Roads

NEMO ADVISORY No. 3 (TROPICAL DEPRESSION NO. TWO)

AT 09:00 AM TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 90.0 WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT APPROX. 8 MPH OVER SOUTHERN BELIZE WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS AT 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. FLOODING IS HIGHLY LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN LOW-LYING COMMUNITIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE STANN CREEK DISTRICT.

SITUATION:

COROZAL DISTRICT

school closed

ORANGE WALK DISTRICT

school closed

BELIZE DISTRICT

school closed

CAYO DISTRICT

school open

MACAL RIVER

2 ft above normal and rising

MOPAN RIVER

10 inches above normal and rising

STANN CREEK

school closed

4MILES VALLEY ROAD

people were rescued by MOW and Police

MULLINS RIVER

Coast Guard have been deployed to assist with evacuating 30 people, who will be sheltered in Sacred Heart Parish, Dangriga

SARAWEE

village and road flooded along the highway to Dangriga with 2.5-4.5 feet of water, some people moved into shelter

HOPE CREEK

village and road is flooded and 49 people have been evacuated to the Hope Creek Methodist School Shelter

SITTEE RIVER

sections of the road is flooded

HOPKINS

sections of the road is flooded

DANGRIGA

Flooding from 5miles to Dangriga

MILES 30 ENTRANCE TO GEORGETOWN VILLAGE

culvert is washed-out and impassable (MOW working to replace the culvert)

TOLEDO DISTRICT

school open except for Boom Creek

BOOM CREEK

road flooded

PERSONS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ADVISED TO BE ON THE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOODING IN YOUR AREAS AND MOVE TO A SAFE, DRY PLACE BEFORE NIGHT FALL. MOTORISTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAYS AND SECONDARY ROADS.

NEMO CONTINUES TO RESPOND TO THE FLOOD SITUATIONS. STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATION FOR FURTHER ADVISORIES FROM NEMO AND THE NATIONAL METEOROLOGY SERVICE.