San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Boat Schedules for Today!
Kindly note our schedule changes due to weather conditions for today Aug 7th. Stay safe everyone!
Ocean Ferry Belize Limited NOTICE on Water Taxi Schedule in preparation for Tropical Storm Franklin
LAST BOAT BELIZE CITY TO CAYES - 1:30
LAST BOAT SAN PEDRO TO BELIZE CITY - 3:30
LAST BOAT CAYE CAULKER TO BELIZE CITY - 4:00
please check in early, as once the boat is full, it will need to leave (even if a few minutes early)
San Pedro, Corozal and Orange Walk Belize Bank Branchs will close at 12:00 noon due to approaching Tropical Storm Franklin.
From SAGA: 226-3266
HELP NEEDED NOW! All Fort Dog animals MUST BE RELOCATED before the storm hits
Fort Dog is located in a low lying area and will flood when this forcasted storm hits San Pedro.
All dogs must be relocated to a safe place until Wednesday. Saga will provide food and crates, you provide a safe home
ALL HANDS ON DECK. Come to Saga now!
The San Pedro Town Council hereby advises the general public that its offices will be closing at 12:00 noon, today, August 7th, 2017, due to the threat of tropical storm Franklin.
We apologize for any inconveniences caused.
The SPTC strongly suggests you take the necessary measures to be safe. Locate your nearest shelter and have all necessary items at hand.
Belize Electricity Limited advises its customers that BEL offices in Corozal Town, Orange Walk Town, San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker that will be closed at 12:00 noon today, August 7, and the Belize City office will be closed at 3:00 p.m., due to the approaching Tropical Storm Franklin, which is projected to impact Northern Belize tonight.
BEL offices in the Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts will remain open as per regular business hours.
================BEL Storm/Hurricane Safety Tips
Turn off the main breaker if the water level rises above or near the outlets and ensure that the entire premise is disconnected from any electrical source.
Do not walk into any area or water that is perceived to be connected to any electrical source.
If the power goes off do not attempt to reinstate the power supply. Turn off all power at your switch box and unplug all electrical appliances.
If you are leaving your premises and suspect that there will be flooding, turn off Main Switch before you leave.
In the event of a storm or hurricane, remember to obtain batteries for your radio so that you can listen to updated advisories.
ATTENTION: Motorists and pedestrians are hereby advised that the Swing Bridge will be swung at 4 p.m today to give access to boaters.
NOTICE OF AIRPORT CLOSURE:
Due to the approaching Tropical Storm Franklin, BTB hereby advises the general public and all industry partners that the Department of Civil Aviation has reported that the Phillip Goldson International Airport will close operations at 5pm today.
They will resume operations when the All Clear is given. Note that the second United Airlines and Southwest flight have been cancelled for today.
The BTB takes this opportunity to advise all to take every effort to ensure their personal safety, that of their family and guests and also of their properties.
The Corozal Free Zone will be closed at 3:00 pm today, Aug 7, 2017. This has become necessary as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches our nation. CFZ Investors and employees are asked to stay tuned to the news casts and weather updates.
The Corozal Free Zone will resume normal activities until the "all clear" has been given by the relevant authorities.
Information for Travelers and Residents
U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize
August 7, 2017
Update on Tropical Storm Franklin
The Government of Belize’s tropical storm warning remains in effect for Tropical Storm Franklin from Belize City up to the Corozal district. Shelters will be opened in San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Belize City, Orange Walk and Corozal.
Tropical Storm Franklin continues to move to the west-north-west at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph. Heavy rainfall is expected over Belize, which may lead to flash floods, particularly in the south. Rainfall of 3-6 inches is anticipated, with gusty winds and severe thunderstorms. There is a possibility that Franklin could strengthen and reach hurricane strength just before making landfall tonight.
Be sure to locate a shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Carry your travel documents at all times (e.g., U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID's, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location. You should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on your whereabouts.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit in the U.S. Embassy at ACSBelize@state.gov or by calling 501-822-4011.
For further information:
• See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Belize Country Specific Information.
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
• Contact the U.S. Embassy in Belize, located at 4 Flora Park Road, Belmopan at +501-822-4011, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +501-610-5030.
• Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).