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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017. 3:38 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize (GOB) today said that it expresses distress and sympathy in learning of the damage inflicted upon Dominica and the other Leeward Islands by the deadly Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this devastating storm who may have lost loved ones and who have had their homes and properties destroyed,” GOB said in a statement.

While the level of devastation is still yet unknown, GOB says that it stands ready to join with other CARICOM nations to coordinate and support relief efforts in any way possible within Belize’s human and financial resources.

The Government encourages all Belizeans who are able to offer some form of assistance to the Government and people of Dominica to do so by supporting local relief initiatives being undertaken by reliable agencies, businesses, or organizations.

The Government notes that Belize is still in the midst of a highly active hurricane season that has already resulted in millions of dollars in damages across the region, the east and north, and reminds Belizeans to have their disaster preparedness plans in effect until the hurricane season is declared closed.

 

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