Minister of National Emergency Management and Orange Walk North Area Representative visit villages affected by Flooding

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Minister of National Emergency Management Honorable Edmond Castro and Orange North Area Representative Honorable Gaspar Vega yesterday (June 7, 2020) visited villages in that constituency that are being affected by flooding associated with the recent passage of the tropical system that became Tropical Storm Cristobal.

The two villages visited were San Roman and Douglas (along the Rio Hondo), where a total of 15 families (5 families in San Roman and 10 families in Douglas) have been severely affected, having to seek temporary shelter elsewhere. Honorable Vega and Honorable Castro have ensured that immediate assistance for these families is provided through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

Besides these families, the entire communities have generally been impacted, with agricultural crops damaged, and village infrastructure and community grounds flooded. Affected also is the village of San Antonio, which is being visited as well by the Minister of National Emergency Management and the Orange Walk North Area Representative.


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