NEMO Issues Public Advisory #2 – Flooding in Cayo

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Flooding in Cristo Rey 3Press Release – National Emergency Management Organization – November 14, 2013 – NEMO hereby advises the public of the following flooding conditions in the Cayo District and also warns the residents along the Mopan and Macal Rivers to take the necessary action and move to safety, evacuate all areas that floods along the rivers and do not to attempt to cross areas that are flooding.

Flood Warning is in effect for San Ignacio/Santa Elena.
Both approaches to Cristo Rey Bridge have been washed away. About 20 families in the Santa Elena area behind Three Flags up to the cemetery experienced a flash flood early this morning. NEMO Cayo has responded to assess the impact on people and the area.

The Baking Pot ferry is closed to traffic, the Low-lying Bridge between San Ignacio/Santa Elena and the Iguana Creek Bridge remains closed.

Flooding in Cristo Rey 2In Mountain Pine Ridge, the following bridges are under water and are closed to vehicular traffic: Pinol Sand Bridge, Privassion Bridge, Little Vaqueros Bridge, Rio On Bridge and Guacamallo Bridge.

In the Belize District the water on the road to Grace Bank continues to rise and is closed to traffic. The Crooked Tree Lagoon continues to rise; residents are advised to move to safety. People in the Belize District must take action and move to safety as more flood waters in on the way and the flooding is likely to get much worse form the waters coming down from the Mopan and Macal rivers.

Drivers who must use the roads and bridges that are under water are asked to exercise extreme caution.

All communities along the Sibun River and Belize River are asked to remain vigilant due to the possibility of flash floods.

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