In less than 24 hours, Tropical Storm Nana is expected to touch down in Belize as a potential Category 1 hurricane. Although satellite modules project it would make landfall in southern Belize, residents on Ambergris Caye are busy taking necessary precautions by securing their properties and collecting food rations. Others have left the island via the ferry service to Belize City, which had a temporary schedule today, Wednesday, September 2nd.
Many private residences and businesses have been boarded up, and establishments on the beach have relocated some of their belongings to safer places. Private docks have been also been taken care of, with some of its planks removed to better prepare them against the expected storm surge. Boat owners moved their vessels from the eastern coast of the island to the leeward side of Ambergris Caye. A large number of island residents have decided to travel off the island to weather the TS Nana in a safer place with other family members on the mainland. Personnel from the San Pedro Police Formation, Port Authority and the Ministry of Health assisted the boarding of the passengers, screening and ensuring no one suspicious to be infected COVID-19 leaves Ambergris Caye.
Dr. Javier Canul stated the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II will be open to tend to emergencies only. The Mar de Tumbo flu clinic closed on Wednesday and will re-open after Tropical Storm Nana has passed. Dr. Canul explained that they will tend to COVID-19 related emergencies as well, at a designated area inside the Polyclinic. Persons with any emergencies are asked to call the phone numbers 671-0911 and 672-0911.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun