At present, THERE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ANY FLIGHTS TO SAN PEDRO after
noon, if at
noon. There is a good chance the 11:00 outbound flights won't return,
the planes are to be taken to Belmpan. This from JOHNNY GREIF. BUT --
obviously, if conditions should alter, unexpectedly, and warrant, he
will keep'em flying as long as he can, for business purpose and
tourist convenience, not for evacuation. No locals on the island are
An advisory obtained by Tropic Air from government this morning
predicted Keith's highest impact on Belize will be maximum sustained
winds of 50 miles an hour with higher gusts. This will necessitate
evacuating aircraft to avoid their being damaged on the ground,
probably around noontime, possibly sooner. Boats are also at some
risk, and of course, as are tree limbs and any light items.
Islanders are not crowding the available seats on the last flights out
prior to taking the aircraft to safety. People are essentially
battening down hatches, but not alarmed.