Weather & Natural Disasters

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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Flooding but No Major Incidents in During Weekend Rains

And while the weekend rains may have led to minor flooding, there were no major
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National Meteorological Service of Belize is closely monitoring weather system

An increase in moisture and rainfall is expected in Belize throughout the week. The National
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National Meteorological Service Debunks Fake Weather Alert in Belize

The National Met service advises Belizeans not to panic by the incoming weather. Earlier today
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Rising Sea Levels Impact Coastal Communities in Belize City

Belize is feeling the impact of climate change as rising sea levels and flooding continue
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Hurricane Otis Strikes Acapulco with Unprecedented Fury, Leaving Mexico in

Belize’s neighbors in Mexico have incurred tremendous losses after Hurricane Otis slammed the tourist destination,
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Flood Alert: Heavy Rainfall Expected in Multiple Belize Areas

Today, authorities cautioned residents countrywide to be alert for possible flooding as weather conditions support
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CEMO urges vigilant as heavy rain forecasted

The Belize City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) is calling on Belizeans in flood-prone areas to
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Belize Central Prison Prepared for Hurricane Season says Prison CEO

During a hurricane, it is advised that people should move to the safest area possible
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National Meteorological Service Cautions Belizeans to Remain Vigilant in Hurricane

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is winding down, but the National Meteorological Service of Belize
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Climate Vulnerability Reduction Project Aims to Mitigate Flooding in Belize

Dodging knee-high waters when traversing Belize City in the rainy season may now be a
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Belize Issues Heat Advisory as Unusually High Temperatures Persist

Belize is experiencing unusually high temperatures across the country.  Chief MET Officer, Ronald Gordon, says
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Belize Electricity Limited Addresses Increased Energy Demand Amid Heatwave

Belize Electricity Limited says that the ongoing heatwave has driven up the country’s demand for
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Capacity Building Workshop Aims to Create Tourism Employment in Dangriga

The Ministry of Economic Development is seeking to create tourism employment opportunities in Dangriga by
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Multi-Agency MOU Signed for Disaster Risk Management in Belize

A multi-agency memorandum of understanding was signed earlier today in Belmopan, led by the National
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Belize Delegation Advocates for Climate Resiliency Financing at IMF and

Belize had a delegation representing the country at the annual meetings of the International Monetary
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Belize Explores Climate Resilience Initiatives with International Partners

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) held several high-level meetings this week. The MED is
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Climate Change Assessment Project Aims to Bolster Belize City’s Resilience

A large-scale climate change assessment project is underway in Belize City this week. The Climate
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Minister Habet: Belizeans Still Recovering from Hurricane Lisa After Nearly

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Lisa battered the country but according to the
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Long-Term Drought Predicted for Belize and other Caribbean countries

A long-term drought is being forecast for Belize and several other Caribbean countries. According to
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Commonwealth Youth Leaders Collaborate to Address Climate Change

Youths from the fifty-six commonwealth nations are banding together to fight climate change. The Commonwealth
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Belize and Taiwan Collaborate on Climate and Ocean Risk Vulnerability

A memorandum of understanding was signed recently between the Government of Belize and the Taiwan
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Toledo District Residents Experience Flooding from Heavy Rains

Residents in several areas within the Toledo District experienced flooding over the long holiday weekend
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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Southern Belize; Infrastructure Damage Assessed

The flood waters have receded for the most part, but over the weekend several homes
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Chief Met Officer Explains Weather Pattern Linked to El Nino

As for the persistent rains in the south, the Chief Met Officer, Ronald Gordon explained
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Belize Red Cross looking to Provide Cash Assistance to Families

In the aftermath of a disaster such as a hurricane, getting relief to affected families
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Belize Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Season Amid Quiet Start

A month and a half into the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season and Belize has fortunately
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Belize Delegation Attends IMO Session on Marine Environment Protection

A Belizean delegation attended the 80th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), held
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Belize Coast Guard Enhances Disaster Preparedness in Atlantic Hurricane Season

It’s been one month since the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced and many organizations continue
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European Union Grants $4.7 Million for Disaster Risk Insurance Policies

The European Union has issued a four point seven million US dollar grant to support
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Hurricane Preparedness for the elderly

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season is underway and while Belize has not seen any storm
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National Meteorological Service Warns Public Against Unreliable Social Media Weather

The National Meteorological Service (NMS) is advising the public to steer clear of weather forecasts
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Belize Faces Heat and Drought Says Chief Meteorological Officer

Belize is in the rainy season, but aside from the recent remnants of Tropical Storm
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Belize City Mother Appeals for Help After Hurricane Destruction

A Belize City mother of three has turned to the media tonight, after appealing to
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David Mendez Appointed as National Emergency Coordinator for NEMO in

David Mendez, husband of Governor General of Belize Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam, is the
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Heatwave Concerns: Pet Owners Urged to Keep Animals Hydrated

The severe heat is placing a toll on both humans and animals.  Humane societies that
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Prime Minister Briceno Discusses Climate Change and Regional Cooperation in

Prime Minister, John Briceno, recently returned from Nassau, Bahamas where he attended the Caribbean Leaders
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Here’s what’s up with the heat

Recent days have seen multiple power outages across the country, and has compounded the effects
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Belize Electricity Limited Implements Contingency Measures Amid Energy Supplier Pause

The Belize Electricity Limited is currently on alert after one of their energy suppliers, BAPCOL,
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Symposium Highlights Lack of Oversight by Central Building Authority in

One of the highlights coming out of this week’s symposium, hosted by the Belize City
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Belize Gears Up for Hurricane Season, Fourteen Storms Predicted

Fourteen named storms – that is what is predicted for this hurricane season. Today, June
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Belize Police Department Enhances Emergency Response Plan for Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season upon us, the Belize Police Department says they are ready to
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Hail Storm and Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage in Belize

Over the past six weeks, there have been reports of a hail storm out west,
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Rainy season may not be so rainy says MET Office

The National Meteorological Service of Belize says this year’s rainy season may not be so
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National Meteorological Service Shares Tips for Staying Safe During Droughts

And, in the occurrence of a drought, the National Meteorological Service of Belize says there
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High Electricity Demand and Maintenance Works May Cause Power Outages

The country’s electricity consumption has surpassed its expected demand for this week due to an
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PM Briceno Attends World Climate Industry Expo Leaders’ Summit in

Prime Minister John Briceno left the country yesterday for Busan, South Korea.  He will be
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Belize’s inclusion in regional climate change talks crucial says CEO

Belize continues to be a part of the global movement against climate change.  While the
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Belizean NGOs Explore Carbon Credit Markets to Finance Conservation Efforts

Belize’s NGO Community is hoping to identify carbon markets and capitalize on the country’s carbon
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Cabinet establishes task force to address forest fire issue

And, the increase in forest fires is also a concern for the government due to
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Rural Communities Nationwide Struggle with Water Supply Amid Drought

The Ministry of Rural Development says several villages nationwide are struggling with water supply after
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Ministry of Sustainable Development urges public to take precautions during

In an effort to reduce the number of wildfires affecting the country, the Ministry of
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Below normal Hurricane season expected for 2023

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins in less than a month. The 2023 forecast is
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NEMO hosts event to discuss blast messages during national emergency

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hosted an event this morning to look at the
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Belize receives hurricane relief kits from Brazil

Belize has received hurricane relief kits from the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil. 
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Dilapidated house collapses on Pickstock Street

A two-story wooden structure collapsed this morning on Pickstock Street in Belize City. According to
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National Met Services Expressed Need for Met Officers

The National Meteorological Services of Belize is facing a challenge to meet the demand for
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Effects of Climate Change Lead to Increased Daily Temperatures

The National Meteorological Services of Belize has reported an alarming increase in temperature in the
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Weather Patterns Are Becoming More Extreme Over Time

The National Met Office also attributes climate change as being the root cause for the
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Belize Observes World Met Day

Today, Belize joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Meteorological Day 2023, with
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UK and Belize move to establish a Biodiverse Landscapes Fund

The Governments of Belize and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding to implement
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Half Moon Caye Monument gets facelift after Hurricane Lisa

The Half Moon Caye Natural Monument received significant damage thanks to Hurricane Lisa in November
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Schools Around Belize Still In Need of Post-Lisa Repairs

Many schools in the Belize District continue to reel from the effects of Hurricane Lisa.
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Building Resilience to Climate Change Is Imperative for Belize’s Future

The IMF’s statement also emphasized the urgent need for Belize to address the growing threat
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Canada pledges millions to help CARICOM fight climate change

Canada has pledged a significant amount of funding to help the Caribbean region tackle the
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Belize Red Cross Builds Capacity

The Belize Red Cross is holding a four-day workshop to improve its disaster management and
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Belize’s Foreign Ministry receives hurricane relief from Lithuania and Panama

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration continues to engage with its bilateral
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ITVET Gets Donation from Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change

Earlier this week, Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Orlando Habet,
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Sustainable Development Minister says NEMO needs additional strengthening

Minister Cervantes will focus on the National Fire Service, the Solid Waste Management Authority, and
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Hurricane Lisa caused over thirty million dollars in damage

Thirty million dollars: that’s how much the Belize City Council says it will need to
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Post-Hurricane Lisa damage assessment to be finalised soon

Principal Hydrologist, Tennielle Hendy is the deputy chair of NEMO’s damage analysis sub-committee. She told
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Senate examines fresh budgetary supplementary Bill

Senators debated the General Revenue Supplementary Appropriation Bill Number 4 Bill. It was tabled in
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Schools continue to recover post-Hurricane Lisa

Another challenge facing the school system at this time is the recovery efforts following Hurricane
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Will a chill in the air come for the Christmas

December is usually associated with the Christmas ham, turkey, spirits, and good family fun. Couple
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