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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize (October 31, 2022)
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October 31, 2022

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize
October 31, 2022 

Location: Belize

Event:   TROPICAL STORM IN THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN

The National Meteorological Service of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) predict Tropical Storm Lisa will strengthen as it crosses the Caribbean and approaches Belize over the next 48 hours.  NEMO forecasts landfall late Wednesday night or Thursday morning, with heavy rain across Belize on Wednesday and Thursday and peak rainfall between 2-4 inches daily.  Expect flooding and road closures in some areas.  Please monitor local news for updates about the storm as it develops.

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to affected areas should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed, including:

  1. Review your family/emergency plan and supplies.
  2. Avoid out of district travel.
  3. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  4. Drive slowly and put on your hazard lights when driving in heavy rain.
  5. Fill your gas tanks in vehicles prior to the storm.

The National Emergency Management Organization’s emergency hotline is 936.  A list of NEMO regional and district coordinators is below, for your reference.

NEMO REGIONAL AND DISTRICT COORDINATORS

No. Name Post Cell Office
1. Mr.Jose Carballo REGIONAL COORDINATOR NORTH 660-2065 302-3228
2. Mr. Ronnie Hernandez Corozal District Coordinator 614-7140 422-0262
3. Mr. Fidencio Acosta Asst. Corozal District Coordinator 620-4755 422-0262
4. Mr. Juan Leiva Orange Walk Coordinator 614-7177 302-3228 

302-2232

5.  Col. Javier Castellanos Interim REGIONAL 

COORDINATOR CENTRAL

614-8604
6. Ms. Vanessa Parham San Pedro Coordinator 614-5865 226-4824/226- 

4821/2264358

7. Mr. Dennis Rhaburn Belize City Coordinator 614-0785/605-1889 207-0544
8. Mr. Lionel Smith Belize Rural North Coordinator 614-4735/604-6532 205-9058
9. Mr. Kevin Pollard Belize Rural Central Coordinator 614-3244 205-9058
10.  Ms. Crystal Malic Asst. Belize Rural North Coordinator 613-0858 205-9058
11.  Mr. Javier Habet Cayo Coordinator 614-5891/602-5131 824-3201
12.  Ms. Heazel Vernon Asst. Cayo Coordinator 621-6930 824-3201
13.  Col. Javier Castellanos Belmopan Coordinator 614-6913/626-8572 822-0253
14.  Mr. Dudley Smith Asst. Belmopan Coordinator 622-9650 822-0253
15.  Mr. Charles Leslie REGIONAL COORDINATOR SOUTH 610-1733 522-0061
16.  Mr. David Cruz Stann Creek Coordinator 614-8514 522-0061 

502-0218

17.  Mr. Kevin Flores Asst. Stann Creek Coordinator 604-3632 522-0061 

502-0218

18.  Mr. Kenton Parham Toledo Coordinator 614-2158 722-0384 

702-2354

19.  Mr. Ulysses Guy Asst. Toledo Coordinator 610-5908 722-0384 

702-2354

 

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize

o    Floral Park Road, Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

o   +501 822-4011

o   ConsulBelize@state.gov or ACSBelize@state.gov

o   https://bz.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

o   888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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