Corozal Environment

This area of Corozal.com focuses on the environment and environmental concerns.

Latest Environmental News

Tropical Storm Harvey

Sat 19 Aug 2017 — The US Air Force aircraft was unable to find circulation in Harvey tonight, Saturday the 19th of August, meaning that Harvey has degenerated into an open wave. Regeneration is possible but not likely.

The Remnants of Harvey could bring us a couple of inches of rain from Monday through Wednesday.

— Weather Underground  For more ... Permalink

Hurricane Earl Has Moved On

Wed 3 Aug 2016 — The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has declared All Clear for Belize. Most of the damage was on the Cayes, in San Pedro and elsewhere, and in and near Belize City. The Corozal District had relatively little damage, from what we've heard.

Hurricane Earl Has Moved On

For the latest public advisories on Hurricane Earl, follow these links:

NOAA (9pm)

NEMO Advisory 9 (6pm)

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NEMO Updates Rain and Flood Advisory

Sat 14 Nov 2015 — NEMO has an updated advisory about rain and floods that affect the Corozal District, and the rest of Belize.

NEMO Updates Rain and Flood Advisory

ADVISORY NO. 3
HEAVY RAINFALL AFFECTING BELIZE
SATURDAY, 14th NOVEMBER 2015 as at 12:00 midday

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs the general public that the potential for flooding is increasing mainly for communities living in Blue Creek and along the Mopan; Macal; Belize; North Stann Creek; Bladden; Rio Grande, and Moho Rivers.

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Other flood prone areas of concern are Corozal Town; Sarteneja; Orange Walk; villages along the old northern highway; Belize City; the coastal highway; Gales Point; Mullins River; Sarawee, Hope Creek and Dangriga.

The Belize Coast Guard is on standby to ferry people between Sarteneja and Corozal Town.

People at risk to flooding are advised to take the necessary precaution to protect life and property, move to higher grounds with family or friends or to a community shelter, place important items high above areas likely to flood, reach out to family members and neighbours in need of assistance and keep the authorities informed of your situation. Do not wait until it’s too late to take action.

NEMO Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows; Corozal, Mr. Williard Levy at 668 9515; Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, Northern Regional Coordinator, Mr. Aragon at 636 6094; Belize District, Mr. Calbert Budd at 602 8632 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275; San Pedro, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672; Belmopan, Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791; Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224; Stann Creek, Mr. Victor Castillo at 630 9780; and Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787. The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.

— NEMO  For more ... Permalink

Contaminated Water

Tue 20 Oct 2015 — Belize Water Service warns that areas affected by flooding should treat all water supply components subject to flooding as contaminated.

Notice to residents under submerged flood waters ONLY Belize Water Services Ltd advises the public that, due to the recent flooding, water supply systems or components, including pipes, private storage tanks and/or wells, which remain submerged in the flood waters, are subject to contamination. Please note that this applies only to those areas with flood waters. All water supplied by BWS is treated and safe. However, submerged lines may become broken and pose a risk. BWS therefore advises that, if your area remains flooded, even if the water is clear coming out from your faucets, it is recommended that you boil or chlorinate water before drinking.

Residents in flooded areas should follow the NEMO/Ministry of Health directions to treat such water. Water must be boiled for several minutes and cooled before drinking; alternately, use 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of chlorax or bleach to one gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for about 30 minutes before consuming.

In addition, the Public is reminded that flood waters by their nature are contaminated and may contain dangerous creatures and objects. As such, they are advised to avoid swimming or extended contact with such waters to prevent any health or other risks.

Again we emphasize that this advisory is only for those who are in flooded areas where their water supply or lines remain submerged.

— Belize Water Services  For more ... Permalink

Remnants of Danny

Sun 23 Aug 2015 — Once-Hurricane Danny has become a remnant low, victim of dry air and wind shear, typical of El Niño weather.

Remnants of Danny

Danny may drop 2-4 inches of rain on the Northeastern Caribbean Islands, which may be a little help for the severe drought they are experiencing.

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Corozaleños Clean Up on Ocean Day

Sat 6 Jun 2015 — On Saturday, 6 June 2015, Oceana Belize, the CJC Eagles Club, and other environmentalists celebrated World Ocean Day with a Clean-Up.

Corozaleños Clean Up on Ocean Day

See this page for some photos of the clean-up at Miami Beach, Corozal Town, and even some work on Mangrove Park.

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Corozal Earth Day 2015

Wed 29 Apr 2015 — Earth Day 2015 with Program at Mangrove Park

Tropical Depression Nine

Wed 22 Oct 2014 — TD 9 has weakened to a remnant low

Tropical Depression Nine

Former Tropical Depression Nine has weakened, and its circulation is no longer significant. We will still get rain and wind, but it will continue to weaken as it moves across the Yucatan.

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CTC Recyclables Green Park Competition

Thu 7 Aug 2014 — Corozal Town Council announces a Recyclables "Green" Park Competition, September to December, 2014

CTC Recyclables Green Park Competition

Students need to utilize recyclable/reusable items to create artwork and structures for a designated, environmentally friendly park.

Great prizes for participating schools. Competition will run from September to December, 2014. For more information:

http://corozaltowncouncil.bz/greenpark.html

— Corozal Town Council  For more ... Permalink

FOCUS Invites Groups to Adopt a Mile: Keeping Corozal Clean

Sun 13 Apr 2014 — FOCUS, other environmental groups, the Corozal Town Council, and others invite groups to the Corozal Green Mile trash cleanup campaign, beginning at 7 am on Earth Day, Saturday, 26 April 2014.

FOCUS Invites Groups to Adopt a Mile: Keeping Corozal Clean

Groups should contact FOCUS as soon as possible to get trash bags, gloves, group leader t-shirts, water, etc., for the event. Groups will "Adopt a Mile" of the Phillip Goldson Highway in the Corozal District. Cleanup will begin on your assigned mile at 7 am, and all groups will meet at Mangrove Park by 11:30 am.

The aim of this project s to increase awareness of trash clean up, Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS), FOCUS, PACT, Mangrove Park, sustainability and educational events and classes. Earth Day is an international effort to keep our countries green and clean, including Belize.

Call FOCUS at 629-9370 or email Email to let us know you'll be participating. We also need support and donations for supplies for the cleanup.

— FOCUS Permalink

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