Personnel from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) inspected hurricane shelters in western Belize today. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has more details.
Today officials from NEMO are coordinating numerous inspections on hurricane shelters in the Cayo district. Love News caught up with the team in Camalote and spoke to the coordinator from NEMO Claire Moody.
Claire Moody, Inspection Team Coordinator, NEMO: “Yes this is a wonderful event for me because it gives me the chance to come out and share whatever needs and necessities the buildings are in need of in order to house people during times of disasters. We look and many of the areas who are short of windows, short doors and some of the things that we look at also is fire extinguishers and I am trusting and hoping that in some way or the other if our organization cannot give them that they will help us to find a way to find the needs and necessities in the sense of fire extinguishers to assist with these buildings. We all find people that will represent whatever is needed to have these shelters well equipped. We are looking at health and they are here today to look over our necessities, sanitary necessities in order to make sure that people will be assisted. We look on the engineer who will find the faults in the buildings in order that we can have them corrected, we look at the fire that they too will do whatever they do and yes we are proud to be able to have a full team. We had someone with us from the education department however she was not able to come today, we have the police department also and so we make a great team in order that we can do great things to assist people during disasters.”