Posts belonging to Belize

Hurricane Earl 2016

Hurricane which hit on the 3rd August 2016 hit as a Hurricane 1 storm with winds of 80mph. Storm surge of up to 9 feet reported. No recorded deaths. Structural damage to businesses, government and private buildings and homes occurred. As a result of the storm there were fallen trees, electrical wires,Many roads and streets were blocked in San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Belize City, River Valley, Orange Walk and Belmopan. and Roofing and broken lumber, splinters and nails were strewn all over the affected cities. Flash flooding occurred in some communities along the Macal and Mopan rivers.

Hurricane Richard 2010

Storm had sustained winds of 90 mph. 890 houses experienced damage, 60 % of this was in Belize City. Several of the homes impacted in Belize City and Dangriga Town are as a result of Storm Surge and resulting pooling from lack of retaining seawall structures and from poor improper drainage. Strong winds affected Belmopan and its surroundings. It is estimated that 15-20 % of homes in the Salvapan/Sand Martin/Maya Mopan/ Las Flores areas have suffered level 3 and 4 damages. Most damaged structures in San Martin required reconstruction