More rain forecast for the weekend
Friday, September 13th, 2013
Although Tropical Storm Ingrid is safely away from Belize, the country is still experiencing continuous rain and minor flooding. Ingrid is currently located in the southernmost part of the Gulf of Mexico and is delivering significant rainfall to parts of Mexico, causing major flood threats.
Ambergris Caye and most parts of the country have been experiencing rainfall nearly all week. Several media house are reporting minor flooding in most part of the country including Belize District, Corozal District and Orange Walk District. Areas of San Pedro are also flooded, but no major flooding has been reported.
According to the Weather Channel and the National Weather Bureau of Belize, the upcoming weekend will see scattered thunderstorm. As the rain continues the higher the chances for flooding, residents are asked to take precautions over the weekend and to avoid wading through the stagnant water that can carry disease and cause infections. Dengue is still a major concern, and the Ministry of Health urges residents to be especially cautious during this rainy spell.
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