The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize                       Vol. 17, No. 34                        September 3, 2007

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Features: Birds of Ambergris Caye | Satellite Weather | Local Events | Reef Briefs


Special Hurricane Felix Coverage

All eyes were on Hurricane Felix early this morning as the second category 5 Hurricane in Atlantic history to reach land made contact with the northern coast of Nicaragua. The hurricane promptly weakened to a Category 3 and is expected to reduce force to a tropical storm as it crosses into Honduras. All this was good news to the residents of Belize, who had been under Hurricane Watch for the last day. No one was about to take the pending storm lightly and San Pedro, along with Belize City and residents country wide, had spent the last couple days preparing for the storm.

Now that it looks like the coast is clear and again we have been spared the brunt of the storm, it is now time to get busy undoing all of the previous preparations.


San Pedro Sun Associate Editor Kainie Manuel gets a debriefing of Hurricane Felix from Jim JanMohammed, NEMO coordinator for Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Recorded at 4 PM, Tuesday, September 4th.


Businesses took all precautions and shut down in anticipation of a direct hit to the country.


For the children on the island, the erratic weather means good fishing!


Flights have resumed, but so far, few people have returned to the island.


Children make the most of the extra week off of primary school to catch up on some football.


Business has not resumed at the water taxi, therefore people arenít coming through this medium either.


Jim JanMohammed, NEMO coordinator for Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, tells San Pedro Sun Publisher Ron Sniffin the status of Hurricane Felix and potential impact on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. After the interview Mr. JanHomammed informed us that on Monday, September 3rd 4521 people evacuated off of the islands including 3229 by boad and 1292 by air.


Water Taxi takes evacuees in face of Hurricane Felix


Carpenters board up windows on Barrier Reef Drive in
preparation for Hurricane Felix.

















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