Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2020. 11:48 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Efforts are underway to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Nana, and preliminary reports reaching our newsroom is that banana and plantain farms in southern Belize have lost hundreds of acres of crops to the storm.
Estimates shared with BBN say that Arnold’s Farm lost 164 acres, Green Gold Farms lost 141.63 acres and Sagitun Farms Ltd. lost 525 acres.
These estimates are preliminary as assessments are still ongoing.
Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize around 11:45 p.m., yesterday, September 2, according to the National Meteorological Service of Belize.
The National Emergency Management Organization NEMO, says that it has begun operations to assess damages and determine the humanitarian needs of those in affected areas, but notes thankfully that there have been no reports of injuries or deaths due to the storm.
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