Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020. 8:00 pm CST.
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By BBN Staff: The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) informs that a flood warning remains in effect for the Cayo, Belize, and parts of Toledo districts and a flood watch is in effect for the Stann Creek district.
The public is advised to avoid travelling on secondary roads in the rural areas, and in particular, on the George Price Highway between Belize City and Belmopan.
The highways from Belmopan to San Ignacio/Santa Elena and to Dangriga are opened to vehicular traffic.
The George Price Highway from Belmopan to Belize City will likely be opened between 10:00 p.m. and midnight.
Areas of concern which have been impacted due to the flood are: COROZAL: San Pedro Village,
BELMOPAN: Kiki Witz area, J&W area, SalvaPan, Mile 38 ½ George Price Highway, St. Matthews, Franks Eddy and St. Margaret’s villages; Jaguar Paw and Dark Knight area
CAYO: Spanish Lookout: Iguana Creek Bridge, the bypass road to Valley of Peace and the Central Farm- Galen Bypass
TOLEDO: Bella Vista Village.
Do not drive through flooded waters. Parents are advised to monitor their children.
Do not allow children to play or walk in floodwaters.
All are advised to avoid crossing flooded rivers and creeks.
SIX INCHES OF FLOOD WATERS CAN SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET. If where you are is not a safe area, move to higher ground and move away from streams and riverside.
Motorists should drive with extreme caution when on the highways and secondary roads.
The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936. NEMO’s Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:
Corozal, Mr. Ronnie Hernandez at 614 7140;
Orange Walk, Mr. Aragon at 615 2264; or Mr. Leiva at 614 7177
Belize District, Mr. Alphius Gillett at 614 4735;
San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 614 5865;
Belize City, Mr. Al Westby at 614 8604 or Mr. Kwame Scott at 601 0174, Mr. Pollard at 6143244;
Belmopan, Ms. Clare Moody at 614 5705; or Mr. Eiley at 624 2365
Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 6148604 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 614 5891;
Stann Creek (Coastal- Dangriga including Mullins River to Independence), Mr. Kevin Flores at 604 3632
Stann Creek (Interior- Hummingbird and Southern highway communities), Mr. David Cruz at 614 8514; and
Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 614 2158 or Mr. Dennis Williams at 610 8199
NEMO advises the public to stay tuned to their local radio and television stations for updates from NEMO and to take the necessary action to safeguard life and property as the rains are expected to continue.
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