Saturday, June 26, 2010
NEMO Issues Tropical Storm Watch
Date: Friday, 25 June 2010 Time: 3:00 P.M.
NEMO PRESS RELEASE No. 2
The area of disturbed weather over the northwest Caribbean has become better organized. The possibility of Tropical Cyclone formation in this area over the next 48 hours has increased to 80 percent.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has put into effect a Tropical Storm watch for the entire coast of Belize as of 3:00 pm today. A Tropical Storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are likely to affect the country within the next 36 hours.
People along the coast and on the cayes are encouraged to evacuate early, once the NEMO declares a Phase.
Mariners and fisher-folk need to make early preparations to seek safe harbour, if the need arises.
Motorists are advised that increased rainfall can cause flash flooding and render roads impassable.
The general public is being advised to:
Review your emergency plans (family, community, business)
Ensure you have adequate food, water and medicine
Make early preparations to seek shelter if necessary. If you need to seek shelter, know where you are going. Make sure to inform relatives and friends of your plans, whereabouts and intended destination.
Public Officers are encouraged to be alert and ready in the event they need to report for duty.
The public is further advised to listen to local radio and television stations for official updates from the NEMO and the National Met Service.
The next advisory will be issued at 9:00 pm.
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