Recent rains and winds have once again brought the living conditions of those in Monkey River to the forefront. The village has seen more beach erosion and flooding in recent years that has been slowly washing away their yards. Leonardo Castro, Chairman of Monkey River stated that they are requesting the Government’s assistance which they are in dire need of.
A flood warning for central and southern Belize has stated that, quote, “all major highways across the country are passable except for Iguana Creek Bridge and Low-lying bridge in Cayo which are closed. Rivers are rising slowly in the following areas; White Ridge Area, Hope Creek, Sittee River, FreshWater Creek, Cabbage Hay Creek (Santa Rosa) in the Stann Creek District. Water continues to rise in Santa Ana, Big Falls, Blue Creek, and Crique Sarco in the Toledo District. The Mopan River at Calla Creek, Macal at Cristo Rey, Belize River, Mount Pleasant Creek, J&W Creek, Maya Mopan Creek are also rising in the Cayo District. In the Belize District, the water levels are rising in Belize River, Crooked Tree Lagoon, Mexico Creek, and Big Falls Creek. The Rio Hondo and New Rivers in the north are rising slowly.”