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Flood Warning Across the Country Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00


Though the center of the storm passed through the Southern districts, that area seems to be returning to normalcy faster than central Belize. According to NEMO, in the Toledo District there are no reports of flooding. The water on the Boom Creek road has receded and the road is open to vehicular traffic. However, secondary roads in the rural areas are not in the best condition due to the rains. There is a team assessing the extent of damage in the Stann Creek District. Areas most heavily affected were the communities of Sarawee, Mullins River, Gales Point and Dangriga Town. Government has also sent health teams in those areas to attend those vulnerable to waterborne infections. They were a few dozen individuals that had to seek shelter during the storm but they have all returned home and at this moment all shelters are closed.

Tropical Depression #2 formed at about 2 a.m. on Monday morning just over 50 miles outside of Belize.  It had winds of 35 miles per hour and was moving west north west at about 13 miles per hour when it poured down on Belize. According to the National Meteorological Service, rainfall ranged from about 2 1/2 inches in the north and 3 1/2 inches in the west to as high as 7 inches in the south.
Up until Wednesday evening, the Coastal Road remained closed and the temporary crossing at Mullins River was closed to vehicular traffic and being repaired by the Ministry of Works.