Situation Report #1 - Tropical Storm Harvey makes landfall in southern Belize (as of Saturday August 20, 2011 at 9.00 p.m. EST)
Message: The centre of Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall near the Town of Dangriga at approximately 12:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. EST), with maximum winds of around 60 mph. All clear declared at 5.00pm local time.
Tropical Storm Harvey passed over southern Belize on Saturday, August 20, 2011 with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph with higher gusts. The centre of the storm passed just north of the town of Dangriga and moved inland over the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts.
Between 2 to 5 inches of rainfall was reported in the southern districts which are causing flash floods in the low lying areas. The Kendal River is rising steadily and the Kendal Bridge, which links the Southern Highway, will soon be impassable.