On Monday evening, Tropical Depression 2 made landfall in Southern Belize and dropped 10 inches of rain in 24 hours.
We showed you the flooding it caused in the Stann Creek District. But the news tonight is that after TD 2 travelled over Guatemala and Mexico, with winds of about 30 miles per hour, it strengthened into a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. The storm is now named Barry and it is off the coast of Mexico.
The projected path is for the storm to head to Veracruz, Mexico, making landfall near that port city Thursday morning.
But while that is the situation to the north, in Belize the after effects of TD2 are still being felt. This afternoon NEMO reported rising water levels in Central and Western Belize.
NEMO reports that in the west, the Macal River is 24 inches above normal and rising while the Mopan is 12 inches above and rising.
In the Belize district, The Belize River is 6ft above normal and rising throughout the District. In Lemonal by the Governor Creek culvert there is 6 inches of water across the road.
In Crooked Tree the lagoon is rising.
All Shelters have been closed in the south and the Coastal Road remains closed while the temporary crossing at Mullins River is closed to vehicular traffic as it is being repaired by The Ministry of Works.