Screen_Shot_2014-10-22_at_4.04.19_PMWith only 39 more days more for the 2014 Hurricane Season to end, tonight Belizeans have their eyes set on Tropical Depression number 9. As it moves into the Yucatan Peninsula the northern part of the country is expected to witness a wet weekend. According to District NEMO Coordinator for Corozal, Willard Levy, his committees are keeping a close watch on the bad weather.

 

Willard Levy – NEMO Corozal


“We are monitoring very closely this TD9, my committee is alerted of it and they are prepared if there is a need to activate and basically that is for getting the shelters ready if there is a need to move people into shelters.”


 

Victor Castillo – Reporter


“What is the forecast?”


Willard Levy – NEMO Corozal


“Well, it depends on the move of the system and the quantity of rain that may occur and cause extensive flooding at this point we cannot really foresee as to say when exactly we are going to need to open shelters, we have to wait and watch what is going to happen between now and tomorrow.”


In Corozal Town, Levy claims flooding is one of their major issues.


Willard Levy – NEMO Corozal


“Basically our problem is flood prone areas, our advice to the people is to take head to higher grounds if in the event there is a need to move, it is forecasted that we are going to have very well rain over the weekend, as a matter of fact they even mentioned that it could become a Tropical Storm sometime after Friday night into Saturday which will move into the Caribbean sea.”


At 3:00pm the center of tropical depression # 9 was located near 19.2°N, 91.7°W or about 90 miles West South West of Campeche, Mexico. The depression was moving to the East South East at 5 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. Tropical Depression number 9 is expected to cross over Belize during the course of Thursday into Friday.


Levy advices Corozaleños to keep monitoring TD9 and if are in need of any assistance to move to higher ground to visit NEMO office in Santa Rita Corozal or contact the office at 422-0054.

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