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Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020. 5:44 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has issued advisory number 6 as Tropical Storm Nana approaches Belize.

Belize is currently under a hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Nana is forecasted to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane.

NEMO advises that Tropical Storm Nana was located near latitude 17.0N, longitude 85.9W or about 156 miles east of Belize City. This position is also about 190 miles East-Southeast of Corozal Town, 150 miles East-Southeast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 154 miles East of Dangriga and 202 miles East-Northeast of Punta Gorda Town.

Nana was moving to the west at 15mph with maximum sustained winds of 60mph and minimum central pressure of 999mb.

Some strengthening is still expected before landfall and Nana could become a hurricane later tonight before it reaches the coast.

Nana is forecast to continue moving west with some decrease in forward speed and then a westward to west-southwestward motion is expected tonight.

Tropical Storm Nana is  expected to make landfall between midnight and 6 am early Thursday morning over southern Belize as a category one hurricane.

Residents especially those southward of Belize City should be prepared for category 1 hurricane force winds between 74 and 95 mph.

 This system could also produce rainfall of 3-6 inches with isolated amounts of 8 inches over southern and central Belize which could lead to flash flooding and possible landslides. Residents along coastal areas near the area of landfall should be on the alert for the possibility of a storm surge of up to 3-5 feet.

The public is urged to remain alert and listen to official sources of information.

 

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