Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 9:51 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Home to Belize’s most popular bird sanctuary, the village of Crooked Tree in the Belize District was one of the rural communities most affected by Hurricane Earl. The rebuilding efforts by the Government of Belize, through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), assisted those residents who lost their homes.
Yesterday, NEMO Minister and Area Representative for Belize Rural North Edmond Castro was in Crooked Tree handing over homes to some of those families. He was accompanied by NEMO Coordinator for Belize Rural North, Alphius Gillett, who is himself a villager of Crooked Tree.
Last week, Castro handed over houses to hurricane victims in the Burrell Boom/Belize River Valley area.
Similarly, he will soon be handing over houses to victims in Belmopan, Cayo District, Orange Walk, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
Countrywide, as many as 300 homes are being built for victims of Hurricane Earl in the four districts most affected; more than 100 roofs have been replaced; and almost 2,000 families have been assisted with materials to do their own repairs.
The post-hurricane rebuilding program is expected to be completed well in time for the Christmas holidays.
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