Uncategorized — 19 October 2015
More rains as flood waters head west

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 19, 2015–City floods have forced the closure of the Cleopatra White Health Center on the north side of town. A notice just issued by the Government of Belize says, “Persons needing urgent attention are asked to visit the Matron Roberts Polyclinic or the Port Loyola Health Center where health personnel from the Cleopatra White Polyclinic have been deployed.” The Ministry of Health expects to have the Cleopatra White Polyclinic back in operations by tomorrow if weather permits.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)’s Monday morning advisory informs that “even though the weather is improving in some parts of the country, the main concern is the water that’s heading down river which is likely to cause the Mopan and Belize Rivers to flood.”

According to NEMO, moist and unstable conditions will produce more showers but the country should experience improvement in the weather by Thursday. The forecast is for periods of scattered showers. Everybody is asked to remain vigilant.

Central and northerrn Belize have been impacted by rains and thunderstorms which have persisted over the area since last week, causing as many as 10 inches of rain to fall over Belize City in just 36 hours, GOB officials said at a press conference held Sunday afternoon. More than 100 people were in shelters at the time, while some families who had been relocated to shelters the prior night had returned home.

The Ministry of Education has cancelled school for today for all students in Belize City, the districts of Corozal and Orange Walk, and the towns of San Pedro and Caye Caulker. There will be no school for Lucky Strike and Zion Methodist, as well as Maskall and Ladyville RC.

The Ministry of Health has issued an advisory, especially cautioning against the consumption of flood contaminated water.

Please stay safe.

Click the links below for the full official info:

NEMO UPDATE Health Advisory
NEMO-8.1 health-advisory-1

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