Weather & Natural Disasters

Toledo Farmers Struggle to Recover from Devastating Wildfires

Hundreds of farmers in the south continue to recover from the devasting wildfires that blazed
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NEMO Conducts Post-Mortem Meeting on Hurricane Beryl Response

While the named storm Beryl is now many miles away and has since downgraded to
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Belize City Council Commits to Aid Sister City Angleton, Texas

In a heartening display of international solidarity, the Belize City Council has announced its commitment
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CARICOM Leaders Address Hurricane Beryl’s Devastation in Member States

CARICOM heads of government held two meetings last week with the primary discussion being Hurricane
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Belize Spared as Hurricane Beryl Shifts Path, Minimal Impact Reported

After days of uncertainty and constant preparation, Hurricane Beryl no longer threatens Belize. While the
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Mixed Reactions as NEMO’s Hurricane Warnings Stir Debate Among Residents

Since Monday, NEMO held press conferences and advised residents to prepare for the possible effects
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Belizeans react to Hurricane Beryl

While Hurricane Beryl passed Belize without causing any damages, members of the public had mixed
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Corozal Residents Relieved as Hurricane Beryl Brings Minimal Rainfall

Residents of Corozal Town were relieved this morning to discover their streets and yards were
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Relief for Belize as Hurricane Beryl Shifts Toward Yucatan

Belizeans will sleep a little easier tonight as Hurricane Beryl is not expected to make
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NEMO Urges Vigilance Despite Reduced Threat from Hurricane Beryl

And while Hurricane Beryl now poses less threat to Belize, NEMO advises residents to remain
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Price Gouging Outrage in San Pedro and Caye Caulker

In related news: San Pedro and Caye Caulker residents are up in arms over instances
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BEL Prepares for Potential Power Disruptions from Hurricane Beryl

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) says will be working to keep service uninterrupted as Hurricane Beryl
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NEMO Mandates Essential Workers to Report Tomorrow

The latest release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is reminding those employed under
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PM Briceno Returns from Panama, Urges Vigilance Ahead of Hurricane

Prime Minister John Briceno returned home today after attending the Presidential Transfer of Command Ceremony
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Cayes Ramp Up Hurricane Beryl Preparedness

Business, Residents and authorities in the cayes are executing their hurricane preparedness plan as Hurricane
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Evacuations Underway in San Pedro and Caye Caulker as Beryl

With the threat of rains and strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Beryl,
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NEMO Officials Detail Final Safety Preparations on Caye Caulker

This evening, our newsroom also heard from Vanessa Parham NEMO’s Emergency Coordinator for Belize Rural
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Community Efforts Mobilize to Protect Pets as Hurricane Beryl Nears

As Hurricane Beryl approaches the coastline, communities are mobilizing to ensure the safety of their
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Ministry of Health Issues Health Warnings as Hurricane Beryl Approaches

The impact that Hurricane Beryl will have on Belize remains to be seen, but the
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Belize City Council Calls for Disaster Relief Donations Amid Hurricane

The Belize City Council has announced that it is now accepting donations for disaster relief
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Belizean in Jamaica gives update on Hurricane Beryl

Turning back to news on Hurricane Beryl, those in Jamaica are currently experiencing the power
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Preliminary Phase Flag Raised: Northern Belize Braces for Hurricane Beryl’s

The first hurricane flag was hoisted this afternoon after the government gave the nod to
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Hurricane Beryl: Belize on High Alert as Category 4 Storm

Tonight, all eyes are on Hurricane Beryl and where it will go next as it
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Northern Belize Prepares for Possible Flooding from Hurricane Beryl

The country’s north is expected to receive the most impact if the hurricane remains on
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Mayor of San Pedro Encourages Voluntary Evacuation

NEMO advises that if Beryl continues along its projected path there is a chance hurricane-force
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Belize High Court Adjourns Cases Due to Impending Hurricane Beryl

With the incoming storm, the Belize High Court cases are being adjourned until Tuesday, July
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Hurricane Beryl Delays Coastal Plains Highway Repairs

The approaching Hurricane Beryl has delayed the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing’s plans to
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BSI/ASR Ceases Sugar Cane Operations to Implement Hurricane Prep Plan

The sugar mill, BSI/ASR stopped receiving sugar cane today as the company is looking to
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Hydrologists Warn of Flood Risks in Low-Lying Areas as Beryl

As the sugar cane mill activates is preparation plans for Beryl, hydrology experts is advising
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Uncertainty Surrounds Hurricane Beryl’s Impact on Belize

With all that said, the question tonight remains whether Hurricane Beryl will hit Belize and
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Meteorologists Assess Potential Weakening of Hurricane Beryl Near Yucatan Peninsula

One possibility in the hurricane predictions is that Beryl may just weaken as it nears
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NEMO Prepares for Worst as Hurricane Beryl Churns in the

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has begun to prepare for the worst. The organization
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Ministry of Infrastructure Mobilizes for National Disaster Response

Also mobilizing for the hurricane watch, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) is
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Financial Strain Hinders Hurricane Preparedness for Many Belizeans

With all this talk about hurricane preparedness, the reality on the ground is that many
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Ministry of Agriculture Urges Farmers to Safeguard Crops and Livestock

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise is advising farmers in the low-lying and
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Government Warns Against Price Gouging Amid Hurricane Preparations

As Belizeans flock to the stores to purchase canned goods and batteries, they are noticing
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Windward Islands Devastated by Category 4 Hurricane Beryl

As Belize closely monitors Hurricane Beryl, the Windward Islands are reeling from the impact of
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Torrential Rains and Possible Flooding Expected as Tropical Wave Approaches

This weekend, the country will experience torrential rains and possible flooding as a tropical wave
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12th National Climate Outlook Forum Discusses Hurricane Season Projections

Several stakeholders from various sectors gathered in Belize City for the twelveth National Climate Outlook
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Dual Weather Systems Threaten Belize: Heavy Rains Expected Tonight

There are two weather systems in the region that are headed in Belize’s direction and
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Weather System Projected to Impact Belize Sparks Concern

There is a map in circulation that shows a weather system projected to impact Belize
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Coastal Plain Highway Reopens for Light Traffic After Flooding

After being impassable for most of today due to flood waters, the Ministry of Infrastructure
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Meteorologists Warn of Potential Weekend Flooding in Northern Belize

The Coastal Plains Highway is not the only area in Belize that will have cause
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Belize City Completes Drainage Project Ahead of Rainy Season

On a more local perspective when it comes to flood waters, the Belize City Council
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Fortis Belize Monitors Chalillo Dam Levels Amid Drought Concerns

As the authorities have been preparing for potential floods, Fortis Belize are monitoring the levels
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Belize City Under Thunderstorm Watch as Heavy Rains Threaten Floods

Belize City is currently under a thunderstorm watch as rains are expected to continue in
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Tropical Storm Alberto Forms

Belize City is not the only area under an advisory.  The first Tropical Storm for
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Belize Braces for Heavy Rains: Vigilance Urged in Coastal Areas

As it pertains to the heavy rains predicted for Belize, residents are being called upon
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False Alarm: NEMO’s Erroneous Hurricane Watch Post Causes Brief Panic

At 9:40 this morning, a social media post was uploaded by the National Emergency Management
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Flooding in August Pine Ridge: Eight Families Affected by Heavy

And while there is no immediate threat of a hurricane, the weekend saw much needed
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Coastal Plane Highway Damage: Intense Rainfall Washes Away 100 Meters

Heavy rains this weekend also washed away portions of the Coastal Plane Highway. This morning,
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Weekend Rainfall as Predicted, More Expected by Next Weekend

And while the weather over the weekend was problematic in some areas, it didn’t come
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Toledo District Residents Alerted to Potential Landslides Due to Increased

Landslides are not common in Belize, but according to Belize Hydrology Services, it could become
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May 2024 Declared Hottest Month on Record in Belize, Meteorological

In other climate related news, the month of May 2024 has been declared the hottest
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Rainy Season Begins, Bringing Relief After Extended Drought and Wildfires

After an extended drought with some of the highest temperatures on record, the rainy season
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National Met Service Predicts Increased Moisture Tonight Amid Prolonged Dry

The National Met Service is calling for an increase in moisture tonight.  It is a
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Health Officials Prepare for Water Contamination Risks Post-Wildfires

As the fires slowly subside and as the high temperatures are expected to be eased
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Emergency Preparedness in Question Amid Fire Response Shortcomings

Today’s press conference with the emergency players highlighted the level of preparedness that was displayed
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Wildfires Cause Economic Strain on Conservation Efforts in Western Belize

Finally, for this segment’s coverage of the fires, as the residents in the west and
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Devastating Wildfires in Toledo Affect Hundreds of Farmers Amid Ongoing

Come Thursday, most of the south will begin seeing some rains right through to the
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2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

After a drawn out heatwave, low river levels, wildfires and drought, portions of Belize saw
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Wildfires Persist as Hurricane Season Approaches, Lightning Storms Add to

Amid the imminent hurricane season and the projected major storms, the wildfires rage on and
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CEMO Workshop Aims to Improve Emergency Communication

The Belize City Council, under the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) is hosting a communication
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Belize’s Blue Bond Success Shared with Developing Nations

The success of the Belize Blue Bond was shared this week with other developing countries
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Wildfires Devastate Toledo District, Urgent Aid Needed

More monies and the livelihoods of many households are being lost as the wildfires continue
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Raging Wildfire Endangers San Antonio Village, Cayo: Residents Battle to

Over the weekend, huge flames threatened the livelihoods of dozens of residents in San Antonio
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Belize Braces for Heatwave with Temperatures Soaring to 100°F

For the next two days residents along the coast and in inland areas will be
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Chalillo Dam to reduce power supply to the Belize Electricity

The drawn out dry season is not only impacting residents across the country, but it
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Atlantic Basin Braces for Above-Normal Hurricane Season, NOAA Predicts 17-25

The National Weather Service in the United States has sound the alarm to those in
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Toledo Communities Battling Wildfires, Area Representative Oscar Requena Provides Update

As many can begin preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, residents in the south are
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Cayo District Reports Wildfires Amid Unusual Dry Season and Extreme

Wildfires have also been reported in portions of the Cayo District.  The destruction, however, has
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NEMO meets to discuss bush fires

Bush fires are wreaking havoc in the west and south of the country. Over the
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Heatwave Grips Belize as Meteorological Service Issues Warning

Since the start of the month, Belizeans have been reeling under a heatwave that the
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Government Officials Trained for Disaster Management as Hurricane Season Nears

The second group of officials from the Government to complete disaster management training was celebrated
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NEMO Validates Disaster Management Audit Ahead of 2024 Hurricane Season

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) met with its various partners yesterday to validate an
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Belizeans Join Region in Anticipation of Solar Eclipse

Belizeans joined with others from all over the region today, in anticipation of the solar
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Chief Meteorologist Warns of Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

And while the conversation on the eclipse was light-hearted, Chief Meteorologist Gordon also spoke seriously
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Record-Breaking Hurricane Season Predicted: NEMO Urges Preparation

With 57 days left before the start of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season, weather experts
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Heat Alert Issued by Meteorological Service: Public Advised to Stay

The National Meteorological Service of Belize is issuing a heat alert for tomorrow, March 22. 
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GLOBE Program Hosts Science Education Training in Belize

Representatives of the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program are in
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NEMO Partners with US Task Force for Hurricane Preparedness Training

With hurricane season fast approaching, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) partnered with the United
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Belize Barrier Reef sees one of the worst coral bleaching

Belize boasts the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere but like others around the
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Caribbean Region Faces Drier Weather: Belize Among Areas at Risk

The Caribbean region can expect an even drier weather than usual.  The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate
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Police Department and Rotary Club Donate Wheelchairs to Individuals with

Four people with mobility issues received a donation of wheelchairs today through a collaboration between
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Belize and other SIDS secure access to over $700 Million

Belize and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) countries will be able to benefit from
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Cooler December Weather Hits Belize

The heatwaves of October are a distant memory now, as Belize continues to experience cooler
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Caution Advised on George Price Highway: Road Works Cause Traffic

Motorists traversing the George Price Highway are asked to exercise caution when approaching mile 8
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Belize and IDB Join Forces for “CLIMA” Program: A Focus

Belize and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to work together to focus on
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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2023 Comes to a Close: Belize Spared

June to November is the time of the year marked for the Atlantic Hurricane season. 
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Extreme Weather Hits Belize: Stagnant Cold Front Causes Flooding, Chief

The Chief Met Officer’s warning about the possibility of extreme weather events was seen firsthand
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Belize City Streets Flooded: Mayor Attributes Prolonged Flooding to Climate

This morning, residents were forced to dodge flood waters in Belize City after heavy showers
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Weather Patterns Changing for Christmas: Chief Met Officer Advises Caution

The month of December is upon us, and while in year’s past Belize has experienced
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Civic Pride Plea: Mayor Wagner Urges Residents to Keep Belize

Wagner says that while the council has been doing its part to keep the city
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Flooding Conditions Prompt Suspension of In-Person Classes in Orange Walk

Rain continues in northern Belize, and flooding conditions take a toll on residents. Today, the
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Dangriga Officials Assess Town’s Recovery After Weekend Rains

Dangriga Mayor, Robert Mariano and Area Representative, Dr Louis Zabaneh have conducted an assessment in
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Ministry of Agriculture Assessing Crop Damage Due to Persistent Rains

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise is assessing how the persistent rains over
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Belizeans weather the rains brought on by Invest97L

Belizeans across the country were able to brace for an incoming weather, after having days
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Overcast Skies Persist as National MET Service Forecasts More Rain

For now, the persistent rains have eased but the overcast skies remain.  According to the
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Did the recently installed Yarbrough pumping station lead to a

Did the recently installed Yarbrough pumping station lead to a decrease in flooding in Belize
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