Friday, October 22, 2010

TS Richard expected to make landfall on Sunday

National Emergency Management Organization

“Preserving Life and Property”

DATE: Friday, October 22, 2010 TIME: 3:00 pm

NEMO Public Advisory #1

Tropical Storm Richard

At 3:00 p.m. the center of the Tropical Storm Richard was located near Latitude 16.2 North, Longitude 81.7West. The Storm is moving towards the West at 5 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The public is being advised of further deteriorating weather conditions as Richard moves nearer to Belize and to remain vigilant.

People on the Cayes and along the coast who need to move are advised to do so early. Fisher folks are advised to stay alert and listen for the marine advisories.

Public Officers are being asked to remain alert and be ready for deployment. All government vehicles must be fueled and parked at the Ministry of Works compound in their respective district.

The Preliminary Phase and a Tropical Storm Watch has been declared for the entire coast of Belize at 3:00 p.m. today. Please contact your NEMO District Emergency Operation Center for local information.

NEMO is on ‘HIGH ALERT’ as it continues to monitor Tropical Storm Richard. Listen to your local radio and television stations for further advisories from the NEMO and the National Met Service.

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The San Pedro Emergency Operating Committee met at 2:00pm today October 22nd 2010
and issues the following advisory:
1. Boat owners and operators are advised to be on standby in the event of
evacuation, thereafter to seek safe harbor.
2. Public officers are advised to be on standby.
3. The preliminary phase hes been declared as of 3:00pm this afternoon and all are asked to be on alert and stay
tuned to their radio for updated information.
4. There is a possibility for voluntary evacuation commencing in the morning.