The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), has issued its 12th Advisory

Thursday, October 22, 2015.  BMG: The National Emergency Management Organization hereby informs that the potential for flooding along the Belize River is being monitored. NEMO Logo

SHELTERS – In Belize City the only shelter that remains open is the YWCA with 40 persons. Assessments and relief operations continues for people affected in Belize City. –

In Corozal, Ranchito Community Centre remains open with 29 persons. – In Bomba the road is impassable due to flooding and is accessible only to high vehicles. Boats are available to assist people who need to evacuate and be ferried to the other side.

HEALTH – If there is a concern boil water for at least one minute before drinking if you are not using bottled water. Sarteneja water system should be ready by midday today.

Buena Vista water system is functioning. The Ministry of Health is asking the public to cooperate with officers as they clean up breeding sites for mosquitoes.

ROAD CONDITIONS – Sarteneja road is closed to all vehicles.

RIVER CONDITIONS – The Rio Hondo River is at flood stage and rising. The relevant assets are on standby to assist residents of the Albion Island and Douglas. The Belize River is receding.

The Mopan River in Belize is now 16 inches above normal and receding, the Macal River is normal.

– In Toledo, Blue Creek is currently experiencing a flash flood. The Creek is 3 feet above the bridge. Bladden is rising and is 4 feet above normal.

Crique Sarco and Temash River is 3 feet above normal. In San Benito Poite there is 2 feet of water over the bridge and drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution when crossing this area.

People are asked to use the hammock bridge.

SARTENEJA TO COROZAL TOWN SHUTTLE – Daily shuttle runs provided by the Coast Guard between Sarteneja and Corozal Town commences at 6:00 a.m. with the return trip at 3:00 p.m. Food relief was provided to Sarteneja residents last night.

Assessments teams are on the ground to determine the follow up needs.

DRAINAGE – The utility companies must be notified when drains are being dug, communities using backhoes must adhere to this notice. NEMO will continue to advise the public.

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