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05 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has declared the ALL CLEAR phase for the country of Belize.

  • The center of now Tropical Storm Earl was located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 89.9 West or about 50 miles west of Belize City. Earl continues to weaken as it tracks westward away from Belize.

03 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Tropical Strom Earl has formed in the Central Caribbean and is moving due west at 22mph with winds of 47 mph.

  • Belize is in the trajectory path and the system is likely to make landfall on Wednesday night/early Thursday morning.

  • National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has declared Phase 2, one red flag with black centre is to be flown. This means that a Tropical Storm Warning/Hurricane Watch is in effect for Belize.

Situation Overview

12 Oct 2010 description

This situation report is based on information received from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), 6:00 a.m. briefing of the NEOC.

Situation

During the course of the night TS Paula was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane. As of 5:00 a.m. this 12/10/10) the tropical cyclone was located some 198 miles WNW of Belize City, with sustained winds of 75 mph.

12 Oct 2010 description

This situation report is based on information received from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), 10:00 a.m. briefing of the NEOC.

Situation

As of 9:00 a.m. today (12/10/10), Hurricane Paula was located at latitude 18.6=B0N, longitude 85.7=B0 W, i.e. 155 mile ENE of San Pedro.

11 Oct 2010 description

This situation report is based on information received from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), 4:30 p.m. briefing of the NEOC.

Situation

1. As of 4:00 p.m. today (11/10/10) tropical Storm Paula was located over the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua/ Honduras, some 300 miles SE of Belize City. The Tropical system is moving to the NW at 9 mph with sustained wind speeds of 60 mph. It is expected that TS Paula will re-emerged into the Caribbean and further developed into a Category 1 hurricane by 2:00 p.m.

25 Sep 2010 description

This situation report is based on information received from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), 7:00 a.m. briefing of the NEOC.

Situation

1. As of this 6:00 a.m. this morning TS Matthew is located at a 102 miles ESE of Punta Gorda Town with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and moving at 16 miles per hour. TS Matthew maintained its status as a Storm and not as a depression as was projected after landfall last night; expected landfall is on Saturday at approximately 4:00 p.m.

24 Sep 2010 description

This situation report is based on information received from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), 10:00 a.m. briefing of the NEOC.

Situation

1. TS Matthew is travelling at 20 miles per hour and is expected to make landfall as a Tropical Depression by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday to the southern part of Belize. It is expected to bring 8 inches of rain, a TS Watch has been declared for the entire coast of Belize

2. The acceleration of the system has caused it to move more to the West and interact with land slowing the system and allowing for it to loose intensity.

07 Nov 2008 description

Situation

- Waters are receding slowly in all areas except along the Rio Hondo. In the Crooked Tree area, the causeway is under 5 feet of water and it is expected to remain under water for around three months. The population in the Crooked tree area is the main concern in terms of relief and supplies, as these populations have no access and need immediate supplies of food and, in particular, water.

28 Oct 2008 description

1.-Current Situation

COPECO continues with the distribution of humanitarian aid to all of those affected due to the heavy rains.

27 Oct 2008 description

Situation

1. An update as of 11 am on Monday 27 October on river levels reveals that while river levels in the South and West of the country are falling or stagnant, the rivers continue to rise in the North. Waters along the Rio Hondo (on the border with Mexico) are rising. Along the Macal River (in Cato district) water levels are falling very slowly, including in San Ignacio, where the water is high, but falling slowly. In the Belize district and in particular the Belize River Valley, waters are rising. There are some concerns about the Belama area, especially phases 3 and 4.

24 Oct 2008 description

This sitrep follows an initial briefing issued Thursday 23 October 2008 based on NEMO's Initial Damage Assessment Report.

Situation

1. The current flooding began as a result of heavy rains on 16 and 17 October as a result of Tropical Depression 16. Sections of Cayo District have been declared Disaster area. To date 24 communities have been significantly impacted, affecting around 38,000 people, many of whom are cut off from road transportation due to disruptions to the road networks. Around 400 people have been evacuated to shelters however many more are staying with relatives.

09 Jun 2008 description

UN Crisis Coordination Centre, UNDP Belmopan 16:00 hrs

1. At a Press Conference held on Friday 6 June, the Government released its preliminary report outlining the damages estimated as a result of the passing of Tropical Storm Arthur. Overall estimates place damages at US$ 26 Million. Economic losses as a result of the event have not been fully quantified.

2. According to the preliminary report the housing, infrastructure and agriculture sectors suffered the most damage. Losses in the housing sector included structural damage/destruction to homes due to flooding.

04 Jun 2008 description

UN Crisis Coordination Centre, UNDP Belmopan 13:00 hrs

1. At a Press Conference held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow, officially declared Stann Creek and Belize District as disaster areas. Communities significantly affected in Stann Creek are Mullins River, Sittee River, Hope Creek, Hopkins, Sarawee and Valley Community while in the Belize District the southwestern community of Gales Point is most affected.

2. Five (5) persons have now been confirmed dead and three (3) remain missing.

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02 Jun 2008 description

UN Crisis Coordination Centre, UNDP Belmopan, 22:00 hours

Situation

1. Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted a press conference at NEMO HQ in Belmopan this afternoon and has confirmed two lives lost. They are five other persons reported missing, but no confirmation that those people are dead. During this conference the PM gave the first indications of the existence of a state of emergency.

2. Reports of the Ministry of Health identified high risks associated with contaminated water sources and possibilities for increased incidences of water borne and/or vector borne diseases.

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