Weekend freak storm hits Biscayne Village

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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 8:22 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On Saturday afternoon around 5:00, a freak storm struck Biscayne Village in the Belize district affecting nine families.

Minister of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Edmond Castro led response team in the Village.

Three homes were destroyed beyond repair and six others were significantly damaged. Most of the families lost their roofs and most of their belongings.

Fortunately, there was no loss of life or significant human injury resulting from the storm.

Castro and the NEMO team delivered immediate relief supplies to the families, including mattresses and food. Meanwhile, the affected homes are being assessed to determine what kind of assistance is needed for rebuilding and repairs.

Also, as part of the immediate emergency response, damaged electrical lines were restored by the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL).

Similar freak storms affected residents in Crooked Tree on August 20, 2011 and Maskall on October 8, 2014, both villages which are also located in the Belize district.

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