Belize issues Countrywide ‘All Clear’ after Hurricane Nana

by Caribbean Lifestyle Editorial Team

At a Glance

  • At 6:00 am CDT, Belize issued an All Clear for all districts except for Toledo
  • Later at 9:00 am CDT, Belize extended the All Clear for the entire country
  • Belize lifts all Tropical Cyclone Warnings over the country
  • Nana, the season’s 5th Hurricane, made landfall in Southern Belize at 1:00 AM CDT Thursday
  • Nana continues to weaken as it tracks inland over Northern Guatemala

Belize issues All Clear Countrywide

As the system moves inland, rainfall totals of 2-4 inches with isolated amounts of 6 inches are possible over southern and central Belize. This may result in flash flooding and possible landslides. NEMO hereby lifts all Tropical Cyclone Warning over the country. One green flag signals the “ALL CLEAR”; the hurricane is therefore no longer over Belize but the damages on the ground remain unknown. Thankfully, there are no reports of causalities or major injuries. However, the extent of damages and losses also remains unknown at this time.

Although the ALL CLEAR Phase has been declared across Belize, some squally conditions are still likely and seas will be rough. Therefore, small craft warning remains in effect for offshore waters.

Hurricane Nana impacts Belize as Weak Category 1

Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize around 1:00 am on Thursday morning, pelting a sparsely populated stretch of the Caribbean coast with heavy rain and wind before weakening to a tropical storm. However, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported Thursday morning that Nana was centered about 70 miles southwest of Belize City, with maximum sustained winds that had decreased to 70 mph.

Source: NEMO, NOAA 

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