Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2022. 9:41 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Belize Electricity Limited is urging the public to be cautious of shock hazards that may arise due to flooding conditions brought on by the recent heavy rains.
BEL issued a statement today, noting that flooding may cause damage to infrastructure or equipment leading to power outages. The company assured that teams will be deployed to address any reported outages where necessary, but reminded the public that, for the safety of its staff and the public, line men are not to work on power lines during rain or lightning or in any condition that may compromise their safety.
“If you are experiencing flooding, please do not walk into any area or water that may be connected to an electrical source. Always stay far away from fallen power lines and assume that all wires hanging or on the ground are electrically charged,” BEL said.
The company encouraged the public to report hazards or damages to the power system by calling 0-800-BEL-CARE / 0-800-235-2273 or message via Facebook. Faults can also be reported via WhatsApp at the following numbers:
613-0672 Belize District
613-0673 Corozal & Orange Walk Districts
613-0674 Cayo District
613-0675 Stann Creek & Toledo Districts
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