Saturday, May 25, 2024


Remnants of Hurricane Julia cause severe flooding in Belize

Category 1 Hurricane Julia landed in Nicaragua on Sunday, October 9th, bringing destructive torrential rains. The deluge affected nearby countries like Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. In Belize, the areas most affected included the mainland, with flooding in the south and central region of the country.

SPTC plans to rehabilitate streets with climate-resilient infrastructure

The need for better street infrastructure has been an everlasting issue experienced by San Pedro Town residents. Although the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) administration has embarked on different rehabilitation projects, islanders continue to call for more improvements, such as upgrading the drainage system in areas prone to flooding. The SPTC is committed to addressing the situation, and one of their upcoming projects is to put in place longer-lasting paved and concrete climate resilient infrastructure.

San Pedro residents want to see further improvements to street infrastructure

Following the municipal elections in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye in March 2021, elected Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez, under the People’s United Party, committed with his team to deliver on the changes islanders had been waiting for for over 18 years. One of those commitments is improvements to road infrastructure. In their manifesto, the new town administration mentioned improvements and upgrading of the drainage system in areas prone to flooding and continued upkeep of the streets. There were even talks about cementing/paving some roads. However, residents from different subdivisions are not satisfied and have yet to hear of any plan to address long-standing problems.

Government to request support from the house for supplemental appropriations of $12 million for emergency infrastructure repairs

The tropical wave that started affecting the country on August 17th brought heavy rains across the country. A briefing from Cabinet has now confirmed that the severe weather caused floods resulting in millions in damage in areas of northern and central Belize. Following the passage of the bad weather, the government is requesting $12 million to cover the costs caused by the tropical wave.

Tropical Wave causing inclement weather over the country

The sunny weather changed on Wednesday, August 17th, due to a tropical wave moving over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center notes that the tropical wave is over Honduras and will move through Central America in the coming days. The weather system is expected to then emerge on the Mexican Campeche Bay, where an area of low pressure could form by this Friday.

Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Visit Flood-Affected Villages

On Thursday, November 19th, 2020, the Prime Minister Hon. John Briceno, and Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, visited Maypen Village in the Belize District to get a firsthand look at the situation involving cattle rescue due to flooding. 

Treatment of Drinking Water During Flooding Events

As Belize continues to experience heavy rains due to the passing of Tropical Depression Eta, many residents have been experiencing flooding. It is anticipated that due to the flooding in some areas, drinking water sources may have become contaminated leaving it unsafe to drink and requiring treatment.

Heavy Rains and flooded streets frustrate Ambergris Caye residents

Constant rains have battered Belize over the last several days, making quite an impact on the streets of San Pedro Town.