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Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516566
08/04/16 11:56 AM
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Thank you for these updates. My heart is broken for my friends in San Pedro.
Supposed to visit next week, but I guess that will have to wait to be determined.

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516571
08/04/16 02:06 PM
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From San Ignacio... reports that area by reimers feed, bamboo bar, had over 5 feet of water over hour ago, and waters rising quickly. over 3 ft per hour. so the entire market must be under water too. last big flood down town san ignacio was august 1995. with 4 ft in the belize bank in their just previous location. they say they will release more water from dam soon.

From Placencia....

power went out at midnight, out for 14 hrs, then on & off.
for a cat 1 going north we sure got hit!
100ft hammond tree fell & many more trees cracked giant branches all over our property.
we had to move the dogs at 2 am into my husband's studio, they were crying (yelping), their area is where the giant tree fell. luckily no dogs were hurt, even their dog houses were fine, but the debris is amazing, feet deep.
the fallen 100 ft tree fell into the jungle & not on them, but its branches exploded all over them.
everywhere is giant fallen branches, coconuts, flowers strewn about.
this morning we managed to clean the studio (there was doggy damage as they are mostly outdoor mutts), even without power there was water, soap, & bleach.
gasp.
tired today!
argh.
dogs look exhausted except for the pup--she is ready for fun.
otherwise, factory & creatures all fine.

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516572
08/04/16 02:10 PM
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Images from all over Belmopan and Roaring Creek bridge. Kudos to the Belmopan City Council Traffic Wardens for clearing the highway into Belmopan from the new roundabout.

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Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516573
08/04/16 02:14 PM
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Aerial photos of Caye Caulker, including the "Split" - Photo J. Zuniga





Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516575
08/04/16 02:15 PM
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KEY POINTS MADE BY PRIME MINISTER

::::::NEMO will begin distributing care'packages to those'in need

:::::::Government will seek to provide temporary homes for those who have no home to go back to

:::::::Government will ASSIST in the rebuilding efforts as there is a limit as to what they can provide

::::::All assistance will be done via the NEMO office. No funds will be given to any minister to handle directly

::::::Dr Carla Barnett has been elevated to Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance to aid in the acquisition of international monies to aid in rebuilding efforts. Her appointment will be gazetted as soon as possible

:::::::House Meeting scheduled for August 10 will be postponed until further notice

:::::::Government will reach out as best as possible to those who were affected by Earl

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BUS SCHEDULE FOR THIS EVENING:

The Department of Transport hereby informs the general public of the following bus schedules:

Two Westline buses will leave from Benque to Belize City and from Belize City to Benque this evening.

One James Bus will leave from Punta Gorda to Belize City at 4:00 p.m. this evening.

Please Note: There will be no busses leaving to Punta Gorda until tomorrow when the James bus line resumes to its normal bus schedule.

One Morales bus will leave from Corozal to Belize City at 3:45 p.m. this evening.

Busses will return from Belize City to Corozal at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. respectively.

Tomorrow all bus lines resume to their normal schedule.

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516576
08/04/16 02:22 PM
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These videos were sent to Channel 5 from San Ignacio earlier today.

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Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516577
08/04/16 02:26 PM
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Curiously, the Catch of the Day boat survived intact on its elevated perch while all around it, devastation reined.

From Ak’Bol to Caribbean Villas, Ambergris Caye coast nearly stripped of piers

This morning I found the owners of Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat down shore, retrieving canvas curtains and polls from their lovely palapa studio. Which no longer exists. Later some friends told me that the top to the gazebo that once crowned our own dock was down shore and intact on a beach.

“It still has its light fixture.”

A dive shop owner told me he was able to find his compressors underwater and about half of his 60 air tanks.

Everywhere you looked today, people were off in search of their docks, their gear, some remnant of their life that blew away in the Category 1 hurricane Earl last night.

The winds blew from north to south, stripping the shore of almost everything. What is left is badly damaged.

Among the casualties are Ak’Bol which the owners will rebuild after the hurricane season ends in November; the Palapa Bar on Boca del Rio; Fido’s dock which was home berth for the YOLO excursion boat; Dos Amigos; both water taxi piers were badly damaged or destroyed; Ramon’s Resort dock; Ecologic Tours; the pier leading out to the Tackle Box restaurant; the water slide El Diablo at Caribbean Villas and so much more. Add the gas station dock to the list.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Bound for Belize Blog


Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516578
08/04/16 02:27 PM
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This is so heartbreaking for you all! It looks like we are going to have to cancel our trip tomorrow 😪😪 I am unable to get a hold of our hotel (Belizean Shores) to even see if they are operational. Does anyone know?

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516579
08/04/16 02:27 PM
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The Macal River water still rises in San Ignacio - the market area is completely submerged. Some saying it should rise more if it continues raining in Guatemala. Photo by SanPedroScoop



Video: Prime Minister speaks of Hurricane Earl, 2 1/2 minutes


Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516580
08/04/16 02:30 PM
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Risaleigh... Phones are down, it would be tough to come in tomorrow... Maya Island and Tropic Air planes aren't running yet...

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