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NEMO monitors possible development of tropical system near Belize

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019. 11:58 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Service of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is closely monitoring  computer models which are predicting that a tropical system could develop within our region, close to Belize somewhere near Honduras/Nicaragua by the weekend or very early next week.

NEMO says that the models will be better able to predict the possibility for the development of a tropical system and a projected path between today and the upcoming days.

 The Met Office will be consulting with the National Hurricane Centre and will brief NEMO today.

All are advised to increase their state readiness for possible tropical cyclone activity, i.e. tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane.  

 The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.   NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:  

  • Corozal,  Ronnie Hernandez at 614 7140; 
  • Orange Walk, Aragon at 615 2264;  or Mr. Leiva at 614 7177 
  • Belize District, Alphius Gillett at 614 4735;   
  • San Pedro,  Vanessa Parham at 614 5865;
  • Belize City,  Al Westby at 614 8604 or   Pollard at 6143244;
  • Belmopan,   Clare Moody at 614 5705;  or Eiley at 624 2365  
  • Cayo, Al Westby at 6148604 or  Johnny Ramclam at 614 5891;
  • Stann Creek (Coastal- Dangriga including Mullins River to Independence),

Kevin Flores at 604 3632

  • Stann Creek (Interior- Hummingbird and Southern highway communities), David Cruz at 614 8514; and
  • Toledo,  Kenton Parham  at 614 2158 or  Dennis Williams at 614 2393

This precautionary notice serves to give the public as much lead time as possible in the event a tropical system does in fact develops. 

NEMO also advises that systems are very unpredictable and the weather situation can change rapidly especially during the month of October.

People living in flood-prone areas, farmers, fishers, and people on the islands are asked to remain vigilant and be prepared. 

The National Meteorological Service will continue to study the models and consult with the National Hurricane Center.

The public is advised to stay alert. 

NEMO across the country has been placed on alert.

 

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