NEMO issues flooding advisory

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Friday, November 13th, 2015. BMG: The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued an advisory this evening, stating that with the forecast predicting a significant amount of showers across the country tonight and over the weekend, NEMO Logothe risk of localized flooding is likely to increase.

It listed areas of concerns to be: Sarteneja in Corozal District, Villages along the old Northern Highway in Orange Walk District, Belize City, Gales Point, Mullins River, Sarawee, Hope Creek and Dangriga in the Stann Creek District. It warned people living in Blue Creek and along the Mopan, Macal, Belize, Bladden, Rio Grande and Moho Rivers, whose homes are likely to flood, that it is best to move to higher ground or a community shelter in order to protect life and property.

Drivers are asked to slow down and put on hazard lights when driving through rain and the general public is asked to keep updated with weather reports and NEMO advisories over the weekend. The advisory ends by asking all supporting agencies of NEMO to remain alert as the river conditions and extent of localized flooding continue to be monitored.

If you may need to contact NEMO for any reason, it hotline is 936.

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