Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hurricane watch - Belize has been discontinued

Belmopan, September 4, 2007- The hurricane watch for the country of Belize has been discontinued, but a tropical storm watch remains in effect for southern Belize from Independence Village southwards.

At 9:00 am this morning Hurricane Felix was moving westward over eastern Honduras as a Category Three hurricane and weakening. The only threat this system poses to Belize at this time will be in the form of torrential rainfall and possible flooding over the Toledo and southern Stann Creek Districts.

NEMO has therefore declared the “all clear” for the country of Belize with effect from mid-day today, except for that area in the south where the tropical storm watch remains in effect.

At a meeting of NEMO this morning, chaired by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Said Musa, it was decided that the State of Emergency for the country of Belize be lifted with effect from 12 noon today.

Persons who have sought refuge in shelters may now return to their homes; however, shelters will remain open in the southern areas of Belize as the threat of torrential rains and widespread flooding remains possible in the tropical storm watch area.

With the declaration of the “all clear”, conditions around the country return to normal. Public Officers are required to report back to work today. All schools should also resume classes, except for Primary Schools, which remain closed until Tuesday, September 11th 2007. Businesses and elements of the private sector who had been on hurricane alert can return to their normal routine.


For more information contact:
Tel: 822-2054

Monday, September 3, 2007

Belize Port Authority-Hurricane Felix Advisory #1

NEMO Secretariat
Belize Port Authority-Hurricane Felix Advisory #1
By NEMO Information Unit
Sep 3, 2007, 01:00 pm


Hurricane Felix Advisory #1

September 3, 2007- All Mariners are advised to be aware of the threat being posed by Hurricane Felix and to stay tuned to the latest updates. Mariners are also being informed that on the declaration of the Preliminary Phase, they are to seek safe anchorage to ride out the storm.

Those mariners in the vicinity of the Belize City Harbour, namely at the Princess, Swing Bridge and Radisson Marinas are further advised to listen to the radio for information regarding the swinging of the Swing Bridge and the Belcan Bridge to facilitate passage up the Haulover Creek for safer mooring.

On the declaration of the Preliminary Phase, all vessels in the Belize City Harbour must be moved to a safe anchorage. In the event that an owner fails to move his/her vessel, the Belize Port Authority will move it at the owner’s risk and expense.


Just returned

Been watching the National News and Weather, but was unable to post to the Blog. How this may effect Ambergris Caye and the area, no-one knows for sure.

Please plan ahead, and do whatever you need to do to stay safe.

We'll be here to help out with the Friends and Family tracking. Since many of our Family and Friends are associated with businesses or organization's, we'll also post business and organization updates also.