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The Met Office Warns Belizeans of Flooding in Low Lying Areas

Meanwhile, Belizeans, particularly those living near rivers in the north, central and southern parts of the country must also remain vigilant because several rivers are at flood stage. Following the spate of rains this week, several rivers are under a warning tonight. Our newsroom spoke to Principal Hydrologist, Tennielle (te-neel) Williams-Hendy about the situation today.

In today’s flood forecast, the National Hydrological Service reported that the Belize River at Double Run and the Sibun River have increased to above-normal levels while the watersheds of the Maya Mountains’ eastern slopes are at flood stage – as are the Swasey and Bladden branches of the Monkey River. Also at flood stage are the Rio Grande at San Pedro Columbia, the Moho River at Blue Creek and Jordan and the Temash River at Crique Sarco. The good news is that these levels are expected to fall over the weekend, once there is no significant rainfall. Another flood forecast is expected on Monday.