Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2020. 10:27 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is advising residents in Belize Rural Central and the Belize River Valley to evacuate the area as major flooding could be coming their way.
NEMO issued an update this afternoon on the flood situation in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta, which caused considerable flooding in Western Belize, and stressed that the people in the areas referenced in the warning need to take immediate action.
“People in Belize Rural Central and the Belize River valley, take action and move to higher grounds as the floodwaters evidenced today as seen in Scotland Half-moon and Rancho, Lemonal and Crooked Tree is rising,” NEMO said. “Do not stay in your home and get trapped, move to a safe building! ”
Eta caused massive flooding in the Cayo district and caused damage to the George Price Highway and Philip Goldson Highway between Thursday and Saturday. Eta moved into the Caribbean Sea on Friday, going to hit Cuba, before continuing north.
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