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NEWS UPDATE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE

Posted By: belize

NEWS UPDATE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE - 10/03/00 05:07 PM

AT 10:00 AM TODAY WORD FROM SAN PEDRO WAS THAT THERE WERE NO KNOWN CASUALTIES - GUESTS HAD BEEN HELPING TO CLEAR THE RUNWAY TO GET PLANES OUT AND 3 TROPIC AIR FLIGHTS HAD ALREADY DEPARTED - MAYA ISLAND AIR WAS GETTING READY TO DO THE SAME - PLANET OCEANS DIVE GROUP FROM THE MAYAN PRINCESS WAS PART OF THAT GROUP - THE MAYAN PRINCESS IS STILL STANDING TALL, WITH ONLY A FEW MINOR REPAIRS NECESSARY - SUNBREEZE WAS OKAY? - REPORTS ON OTHER HOTELS MAY BE IN BY 2 PM CT AS REQUESTED - THE CONDITIONS OF HOTEL'S NORTH OF BOCA DEL RIO, UP NEAR JOURNEY'S END, WAS ALSO UNKNOWN BUT WHAT IS KNOWN IS THAT EVERYONE IS SAFE IN THAT AREA - AND I REPEAT, NO KNOWN CASUALTIES - THIS IS THE BEST NEWS - THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE ISLAND IS BADLY DAMAGED, SMALL HOMES, LOTS OF ROOF DAMAGE - WILL HAVE MORE ON THIS LATER - POWER AND PHONE LINES ARE DOWN AND WILL REPORT WHEN THEY CAN BE EXPECTED TO RETURN, BUT GUESSING AT LEAST A WEEK PROBABLY MORE - CLEANUP HAS BEGUN AND AMBERGRIS WILL BE BACK ON TRACK VERY SOON -

ON CAYE CAULKER THE REPORT IS MUCH WORSE - NO KNOWN CASUALTIES HERE BUT JUST ABOUT EVERY HOME HAS SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE OR IS GONE -

BELIZE CITY HAD SOME MINOR FLOODING - WATER WAS RECEDING - SOME ROOF DAMAGE, TREES, POWER LINES BUT COMMUNICATION IS STILL AVAILABLE HERE - EVERYONE IS SAFE

BOATS FROM BELIZE CITY WERE LEAVING FOR BOTH CAYE CAULKER AND SAN PEDRO THIS MORNING WITH RELIEF SUPPLIES -

NO ONE IS STARVING AND EVERYONE IS BEING CARED FOR WITH THE KINDEST HEARTS AND THE BEST BELIZEAN HOSPITALITY...IT'S WHAT WE DO BEST!

WILL UPDATE AT 2:00 PM OR AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE - I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND WHEN OTHER RELIEF EFFORTS BECOME AVAILABLE I WILL POST.

KINDEST REGARDS,
Posted By: rokky

Re: NEWS UPDATE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE - 10/03/00 05:10 PM

Thanks for the update. If anyone has someone they know that has a cell phone that people can call for emergency purposes, would anyone be willing to share the number??
Posted By: Dragonfly

Re: NEWS UPDATE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE - 10/03/00 05:20 PM

Where were these planes headed, Belmopan? My son is a pilot would love to know if he is flying people out.
Posted By: I Belize

Re: NEWS UPDATE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE - 10/03/00 06:28 PM

Good to hear. Keep news coming! [Linked Image]
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