Just wanted to let you know that I was able to get a call in today to Belize City to my former Peace Corps roommate (a marine biologist with the Belize Fisheries Dept. and now married to a Belizean and owner of the Bakadeer Inn in Belize City). At noon CDT, they were stranded on the second floor of their little B'nB hotel (Cleghorn st.) and the waters were rising fast.
They're home just North of Belize was devastated and they have missing family and pets. I know there is a lot of conflicting information out there, but there is no bones about it... Belize central (the City and the Cayes) got hammered, and things could be much worse for the impoverished northern mainland districts.
I hope this good will extend to all the good people of Belize. Take care, Pepper