US Embassy issues warning for travelers & US Citizens in Belize due to Tropical Storm Franklin
Posted: Monday, August 7, 2017. 11:15 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The US Embassy issued a release this morning informing US Citizens that the Government of Belize has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Franklin from Belize City up to the Corozal District.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Tropical Storm Franklin continues to move to the west-north-west at 14mph with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph.
There is a possibility that Franklin could strengthen and reach hurricane strength just before making landfall.
The US Embassy advises its citizens to be sure to locate a shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions.
The Embassy also recommends that citizens carry their travel documents at all times (e.g., U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in a safe, waterproof location.
US citizens should also contact friends and family in the United States with updates on their whereabouts.
NEMO emergency coordinators can be reached as follows:
Corozal: Mr. Williard Levy at 623-0237;
Orange Walk: Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, or Mr. Aragon at 636 6094;
Belize District: Mr. Lionel Tillett at 6154834 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275;
San Pedro: Ms. Vanessa Parham at 632 3698;
Belize City: Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672;
Belmopan: Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791;
Cayo: Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 625 2526;
Stann Creek: Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 615 9711; and
Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787.
For continued updates on this tropical wave, residents and travelers are advised to monitor the storm atwww.nhc.noaa.gov.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit in the U.S. Embassy atACSBelize@state.gov or by calling 501-822-4011.
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