Sunday, October 24, 2010

NEMO Public Advisory #6 - Tropical Storm Richard

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NEMO Public Advisory #6 - Tropical Storm Richard
By NEMO Information Unit
Oct 24, 2010, 09:00 am

NEMO Public Advisory #6
Tropical Storm Richard

At 6:00 a.m. the center of the Tropical Storm Richard was located near Latitude 16.8 North, Longitude 86.4 West, located 130 miles East South East of Belize City. The Storm is moving towards the West at 10 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts. The Hurricane Warning and Phase III of the NEMO Hurricane Preparedness Plan is still in effect for the coast of Belize.

The center of TS Richard is expected to make landfall on Belize this evening as a Category 1 Hurricane.

People living in coastal communities including: San Pedro and Caye Caulker, Mullins River, Monkey River, Placencia, Seine Bight, Punta Negra, Hopkins, Sarteneja and who believe their homes would not withstand 50 mph winds or do not feel safe at their homes are advised to seek shelter. Shelters for coastal districts have been opened from 6:00 p.m. yesterday October 23, 2010.

People living in Stann Creek and neighboring Communities are advised to evacuate to Shelters.

o Travelling to the Cayes is not advised.

o Mariners are advised not to go to sea.

o If you have to evacuate do so early. If you are going to Shelter take along those things you will need. Your life is the most valuable possession.

o By now all Hurricane plans should be in action.

o If you live in an area that will flood move your family and belongings to safety.

o Remember stay tune to your radio and television over the weekend!

People who have livestock areas that are likely to flood should move them to safety. Farmers in areas that normally flood who have crops in the fields should harvest them.

NEMO strongly advise those people in Gales point, Lord's Bank and Lucky Strike who are refusing to move, to understand that you take responsibility of the consequences of your decisions.

Employers cannot stop employees from safe guarding their lives in times of national threat to Belize.

The public is advised to remain vigilant and to be prepared for heavy winds and rains which can cause life threatening floods. Continue listening to the local radio and television stations for further advisories from the NEMO and the National Met Service.

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