Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020. 11:15 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Flood levels in the Mopan river continue to rise tonight as rain continues to fall in Guatemala and Belize. The water level in the Mopan river has now reached almost halfway up the Salvador Fernandez bridge in Bullet Tree village, Cayo. Security personnel have been placed at the bridge to detract individuals from attempting to cross the river.
Residences and resorts in the peninsula area of the village are now under several feet of water and significant flood damage is expected to personal and household property.
According to villagers, the last time the Mopan river reached this level was during floods caused by Hurricane Mitch in October 1998.
As the rain continues and the Mopan river rises more, it is expected to put pressure on the Macal river creating a greater backwater that may cause more serious flooding in the low lying areas and floodplains of San Ignacio/Santa Elena.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt email@example.com оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.