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Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020. 2:24 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Service of Belize is advising people to stay away from flood-prone areas and for motorists to avoid crossing flooded bridges roads and highways, as river levels in various parts of the country are steadily rising.

The Met Service issued a flood update this afternoon, which covered activity in Regions 7,9,11, and 13 are steadily rising.

For Region 7, the Rio Hondo River and, Blue Creek sub-catchment continue to rise and are in flood stage, while the New River is approaching bank full stage.

In Region 9, the Macal River reservoir levels remain below the spillways at Chalillo, Mollejon, and Vaca facilities. In San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge but are gradually rising. The Mopan River at Benque Viejo Town is normal and steady. The Belize River near Banana bank continues to rise slowly. The Crooked Tree Lagoon is below the causeway and shows a steady rise. At Double Run, levels are steadily rising. River levels were normal and steady at the Haulover creek near Chetumal Street Bridge, and on the Burdon Canal.

In Region 11, the Sibun River near Freetown Sibun is in full flood stage and has exceeded its banks. Levels are rising on the southern lagoon near Gales Point Village. The Sittee River at Kendal Bridge is slowly rising. The Rio Grande is normal but slowly rising. Region 13: the Temash River near Crique Sarco is steady and rising.

The Met Service says that it will issue another update tomorrow afternoon.

 

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