Saturday, September 25, 2010

Waves of Tropical Storm Matthew Pound San Pedro

    With the storm entering land on southern Belize, island residents did not expect much tropical storm conditions on Ambergris Caye. This morning there were a few storm showers and high winds, but what was most impressive was the storms surge that created waves up to five feet high and double that outside the reef. Some boat owners who did not move their vessels from the front part of the island were caught off guard by the high waves that threatened to damage their boats. There has also been a lot of beach erosion and damage to piers. There have been no damages to structures on land but low-lying neighborhoods like San Mateo and San Pedrito are being affected by high tide, making their passage in and out of their homes impassable.

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