Heavy rains drenched parts of rural Toledo District last night and due to Monday night showers, floodwaters are rising in the Bladen Village. Senior Correspondent Paul Mahung spoke to Alcalde Pedro Tush moments ago about how it is affecting the farming community.
Love News understands that high vehicles can pass but lower vehicles will have difficulties especially during the night. This is the first major flood event in the community since the start of the year. Meanwhile, Belize is bracing for some unstable weather in the coming days. The National Meteorological Service reports that a tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea is expected to form a broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Caribbean Sea in a couple of days. Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable for gradual development while the system moves northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The U.S.-based National Hurricane Centre reports that if it remains over water, a tropical depression could form late this week or this weekend while the system moves northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by Sunday. The chance of formation is at a low ten percent for the next two days, but through the next five days, formation chance is medium or sixty percent. NEMO and the Met Department are monitoring the situation closely and are discussing tropical cyclone development potential in the southwestern Caribbean. We will hear more in the news tomorrow.