Posted: Monday, October 5, 2020. 11:31 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Delta.
Delta is located over the Central Caribbean Sea just south of Jamaica.
Delta was centered near latitude 16.4N, longitude 78.6W or about 135 miles south of Negril, Jamaica.
Delta was moving to the west at 7mph with maximum sustained winds of 45mph.
Delta is forecasted to turn toward the west-northwest later today and then toward the northwest on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On this track the system is expected to be near the Cayman Islands on Tuesday morning and then approach the western tip of Cuba late on Tuesday as a category 1 hurricane.
The forecast models are in very good agreement that this system will move in the projected direction and as such the impacts on Belize from this system will be minimal.
NEMO says that it will continue to monitor this system.
NEMO noted that the advisory was issued as a precaution due to the proximity and direction of movement of Tropical Storm Delta.
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. 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 for
Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 614 2158 or Mr. Dennis Williams at 614 2393
The public is advised to stay alert.
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