Message from Corozal Town

Posted By: Anonymous

Message from Corozal Town - 10/03/00 03:51 AM

Corozal Bay Inn

[Tue 3 Oct, 05:37]

Hi again, Another Hurricane Keith update. I wish someone would call CNN and the Weather Channel and tell them to quit scaring the people. According to them Corozal Town in northern Belize is being destroyed.
Well that is far from the truth. We have NO mudslides, NO flooding, NO hurricane force winds, NO houses being ripped apart by the winds. Many grocery stores were open every day. We got a little rain but nothing out of the ordinary. We have actually had worse storms when there was no hurricane around. I went into town a few minutes ago and the restaurants are OPEN for business. Our Inn, the Corozal Bay Inn also never closed for business. We are located 60 feet from the waterfront and never had to board up any windows and we slept with the windows open. Only the banks and government buildings boarded up.
The only persons that went to the hurricane shelter were the ones who lived in old wooden shacks. There are a few pools of water in the lower parts of the yard and we get that every time it rains. In town the only persons that have water in the yard are the ones who live in swampy areas.
The bay is calm and the tide is very low. We NEVER had any storm surge. Right now the weather is quite nice but overcast.
We appreciate the satellite photos from the Weather Channel & CNN but do not appreciate when they report what they do not know for a fact.
It is much more interesting reading when someone makes it sound like the end of Belize but it is not true for Corozal Town.
About San Pedro and Belize City we do not live there so we can not report on the happenings there. Thanks for reading.
Doug & Maria Podzun

I did a 'copy and paste' of the above message from another bulletin board.
I hope it relieves some worry for a few people.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Message from Corozal Town - 10/03/00 04:49 AM

9pm, Xaibe,
We are having gusts of wind harder than anything to date. Has not rained
for the last couple of hours.

"Hard" Gusts from the north. But very intermittent.


[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 10-02-2000).]
Posted By: CorozalBayResort

Re: Message from Corozal Town - 10/03/00 07:02 AM

Hurricane Keith Update for Corozal Town. It is 11:34 pm and the seas have already
returned to normal level, safely. But the Bad news is that the winds are getting way too
strong. The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm but now we have strong
winds. Lets hope all goes well. It has rained only a bit. On the radio they said that some
of the villages in the Corozal District are experiencing some flooding. It is dark and late
so tomorrow I will let all of you know how the night went.
Doug & Maria
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