NEMO ADVISORY No. 4 (TROPICAL DEPRESSION NO. TWO)

At 2:00 pm Tropical Depression Two was located near Latitude 18.3 North, Longitude 91.9 West. The depression is moving towards the West-Northwest at approx. 10 mph over the Southern Bay of Campeche and away from Belize, with maximum sustained winds at 30 mph with higher gusts. Flooding is likely to continue in the low-lying communities.

SITUATION REPORT SOUTHERN BELIZE

STANN CREEK DISTRICT

MULLINS RIVER

Temporary crossing is under 12ft of water. The Coastal highway remains closed. MOW is on standby to repair the temporary crossing and approaches if required.

SARAWEE

The water is receding and most of the people in the Shelter at the Community Center have returned to their homes.

HOPE CREEK

The water is receding rapidly and there is no longer any water across the highway. Most of the people who were in the shelter have returned to their homes. In Hope Creek New Housing Area, the water is 5inches and falling.

SITTEE RIVER

Hopkins road (Bypass) is closed and is under 2ft of water.

DANGRIGA TOWN

The water is receding

MILES 30 GEORGETOWN VILLAGE

The culvert has been replaced and the road is open

TOLEDO DISTRICT

BOOM CREEK

Boom Creek Road still have 2ft of water and is receding slowly.

Assessment and Health Teams are standing by to visit the affected Communities as soon as the areas become accessible.

Persons living in flood prone areas across the country are advised to remain vigilant for possible flooding in their areas.

Motorists are 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.