Officials Alert on Rising Waters in Northern Belize
Officials are keeping an eye on rising water levels in the north of the country. Reporter Dalila Ical has the story.
“The District Emergency Management Organization branches in Orange Walk and Corozal Districts are monitoring areas prone to flooding given the continuous showers in the north. While the situation is stable in the Orange Walk District, Regional Director for the north, Elodio Aragon says they keep a close watch.”
“We are monitoring the river; we are on alert; we know that the rivers have risen and they have gone over the banks already but there is no village or house in danger at the moment. We met this afternoon to ensure that we have the boats available, that we are ready in the event that there is an emergency in relation to the river.”
“Aragon has also informed Love News that about a quarter mile of the San Antonio road is flooded. Aragon says that only high vehicles can pass this area which is located a short distance before reaching the bridge that connects to the village. Persons driving low vehicles are advised to refrain from leaving or entering the village through this area as small vehicles can’t pass. Meanwhile in the Corozal District, some residents in Town have complained about flooded areas. Aragon says DEMO Corozal is working along with the Corozal Town Council to remedy the problems as best they can.
“In Corozal, we have an area called Chula Vista which is a low lying area and the yards are full of water but the people are not in danger yet. On the streets, there are certain streets in the town itself that has a lot of water running on the streets and the Mayor is on top of things; according to Mr. William Levy, the coordinator there, says that he and the Mayor are checking streets, drainage to see if they are open or close and trying to do the best they can but in the meantime everything is okay.”