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Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516748
08/11/16 04:30 AM
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8:00 p.m., 10th August, 2016

1. PEOPLE IN SHELTER: There are a total of 119 persons in Shelter as follows: 56 in Belize City: In Cayo: Teakettle has 15 persons in shelter and St. Matthews has 31 persons. There are 2 persons in the shelter at Gracie Rock. There are 11 persons in the Hattievile Community Centre. Orange Walk has 4 persons in one shelter in San Carlos.

2. PEOPLE ASSISTED: about 8,000 people, as reported by the National Relief Supplies Committee/Ministry of Human Development. We are acting on information of people not captured in the assessments.

3. FOOD RELIEF: continues, Supplies Management Committee (RSMC) continues to mobilize reaching out to people in the affected communities with food, water, tarp/plastic sheeting, cleaning supplies, mattress etc. BATSUB, BDF and UNICEF have been assisting people in the shelters. The Belize Red Cross is supporting NEMO with field operations. Pledges and donations coming in. NEMO National Foreign Assistance Committee chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs documenting the information.

4. RESTORATION of UTILITIES: almost completed in the main lifeline sectors

5. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: Humanitarian assessments and relief assistance continues. Housing material relief operations with very preliminary roll out is being planned for Thursday morning for self-help cases. Names submitted are being cross checked by technical staff form Building sections of Housing, CBA and City Council to prioritize the roll out. Engineers support is required, volunteers may contact NEMO at 626 7127, 822 2054 and at [email protected]

6. Road conditions: Vaqueros and Privassion Bridge is impassable to heavy equipment and big trucks. Small vehicles must exercise extreme caution whilst driving in this area. Iguana Creek Bridge is open to traffic. The access route through Bullet Tree Falls village via the Bullet Tree Bridge is open. Spanish lookout via Baking Pot Ferry is impassable at this time. Succotz Ferry remains closed. The wooden bridge in San Ignacio across the Macal River remains closed and is seriously damaged. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THIS BRIDGE. The Hammock Bridge in Calla Creek has been destroyed.

People in Belize City are hereby informed that if they have not yet been assessed by the assessment team, to kindly visit or call the Department of Human Services at #40 Regent Street Belize City, or call 227-7451. In the districts ensure your damage and loss information are submitted to NEMO office in the districts for verification. Please report details such as size of zinc, type of roof material, size of doors, and windows even though it is being verified. So if you have yet been assessed when you are contacted please give details.


Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516757
08/11/16 05:39 AM
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A week ago, On August 3rd, Hurricane Earl made landfall in the country of Belize causing major damages in the mainland and in the cayes of Belize. Fortunately, the damages were only of material items and not a loss of human lives was reported, which we are extremely grateful.

Ambergris Caye was one of the cayes majorly affected by this hurricane, since many piers washed ashore due to the high and powerful waves that came with the hurricane, and a few establishments had minor damages. The entire island of Ambergris Caye is now fully restored with the main utilities, which include, electricity, water and telephone/internet.

Thanks to the unity of the entire community of San Pedro Town, we are all back in business and ready to cater to all our locals and visitors. Although many dive shops lost their piers, they did not lose their boats or their spirit to share with our friendly visitors the beauty of Belize. And letís not talk about the restaurants Ė they are fully equipped and ready to serve everyone with their exotic and exquisite Belizean cuisine.

On board Tropic Air Belize, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation and Area Representative of Belize Rural South along with Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Mrs. Timrose Augustine of NEMO, members of the Coast Guard , Mr. Martinez of Belize Port Authority, Councilors Flora Ancona and Ruben Gonzalez and staff of the San Pedro Town Council, flew over both Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye to make and aerial assessment of the damages caused by Hurricane Earl (Cat. 1). The overall damages that were observed were of docks/piers throughout the coastline of Ambergris Caye, North to South, as you may see on the pictures on this album.

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Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516762
08/11/16 12:25 PM
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Hurricane Earl causes over $10 million in damages on Ambergris Caye and Caulker Caulker

NEMO reports around $30,000 in damages to households in both Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker were incurred. Along the eastern coast of Ambergris Caye, from the 252 docks that line the coast, 227 were affected, while 135 were totally destroyed. The assessment also includes several dive shops which were partially or totally destroyed due to the strong winds and surges caused by the hurricane. The grand total in damages is estimated at $11 million dollars. According to the report from NEMO, each dock is estimated to cost between $80,000 and $95,000 without any additional structures on them.

Meanwhile, on the neighbouring island of Caye Caulker, out of the 54 docks which also includes dive shops, a total of 49 were affected. The amount of docks completely destroyed amounted to 30, while the total figure in damages added up to $2.5 million.

Many of the families affected on Ambergris Caye are from the San Mateo subdivision, where several homes were heavily damaged.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #516872
08/16/16 05:04 AM
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San Ignacio during Earl

Re: Hurricane Earl [Re: Marty] #522360
03/17/17 06:17 AM
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Belize - Hurricane Earl (MDRBZ005): Final Report

REPORT from International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

Hurricane Earl made landfall on 4 August 2016, with wind gusts of up to 110 km/h, as estimated by the United Statesí National Hurricane Centre.

NEMO reported major infrastructural and building damage, forcing 170 people to seek shelter in collective centres in Belize City, Cayo and Orange Walk. In total, 10,355 people (2,071 families) were affected after Hurricane Earl ripped through Belize as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind scale. Belize City and Ladyville were the most affected areas; NEMO assigned these areas (periurban areas) to the National Society, which conducted detailed assessments following the disaster. Meanwhile, the government provided immediate relief to the affected people and communities.

The IFRC, on behalf of the Belize Red Cross Society would like to extend many thanks to all partners and donors for their generous contributions.

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