Friday, June 27, 2008

Rising Floodwaters down South Wash Away Temporary Bridges

Southern Belize is once again cut off from the rest of the country. The temporary causeway that was built to replace the Kendall Bridge has been washed away. The Sittee River began to rise since yesterday causing the temporary structure to completely wash away. So currently no vehicular traffic can access Southern Belize. The BDF has already deployed a boat to assist people in cross the river.

Also causing havoc is the Mullins River which is submerging roads and levels of all rivers in the Toledo District are already above normal and rising.

Here in San Pedro, it rained all last night, canceling the opening ceremonies of the Dia de San Pedro Festival and flooding many yards once again, but nothing close to what Tropical Storm Arthur did about three weeks ago.

Belize can expect the rain to continue because according to the Weather Bureau, a tropical wave is crossing the country. They forecast up to 4 inches within the next 24 hours.

1 comment:

Joshua Berman said...

I heard it was back up as of this morning (Monday, June 30, 2008) -- is that not true?