Belize: Press Release No 6 - Flooding around the country


Several areas across the country continue to be affected by flooding. The most affected area at this time is the Belize River Valley Area. People affected by the flooding are receiving assistance from NEMO and the civil community.

Majority of the relief and assessment effort is being concentrated in the Cayo and Belize Districts. Today, members of the Cayo District Emergency Management Committee are revisiting and taking food supplies to people in Calla Creek, Bullet Tree Falls, Santa Rosa, Branch Mouth/Santa Familia and El Progresso at mile 7 on the Mountain Pine Ridge Road. In addition, flood waters are receding in the area of the San Jose Succotz and at the Benque Viejo del Carmen entrance. This area remains open to vehicular traffic.

NEMO is also coordinating relief and assessment efforts along the Belize River Valley Area. At least 14 vessels including one from NEMO, the Coast Guard, Fisheries and private individuals are assisting thousands of people in the flood stricken areas.

District Emergency Committees in Orange Walk and Corozal remain on high alert as rains continue to affect their respective areas, triggering flooding in several villages. Today, emergency volunteers are visiting and assessing the rising flood waters.

Flood waters continue to affect several areas in Belize City and the outskirts along the Western and Northern Highways. To date, NEMO is assisting well over 2 hundred people in shelters in the Cayo, Orange Walk and the Belize River Valley area.

In the Southern part of the country, the Kendal Crossing is closed to traffic due to rising flood waters in that area while the Roaring Creek Bridge is open to traffic for all vehicles.