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Flooding in the Belama area of Belize City could get worse, City Council activates emergency management team

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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020. 8:00 am CST.

By BBN Staff: As flood conditions continue to affect various parts of the country, the Belize City Council has activated the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) over concerns for the Belama area.

According to the National Emergency Management Organization, flood warnings are in place for most of the country, due to Hurricane Iota which caused heavy rains in the region last week.

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner did a site visit with the NEMO coordinator yesterday and determined that the city’s major concern were the residents of Belama. The assessment of the area did not require shelters to be opened last night; however, CEMO is working with NEMO and all its partners for emergency management to monitor the situation.

NEMO’s last advisory, issued yesterday evening, cautioned residents in areas with active flood warnings to avoid waiting for the last minute to prepare for evacuation.

“If your home is likely to flood turn off the main power supply. Beware of the movement of wild animals and snakes in your area,” NEMO said.

An update on the situation in Belama is expected later today.

 

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