Corozal Environment

This area of focuses on the environment and environmental concerns.

Latest Environmental News

GOB Bans Single-use Plastic Bags, etc.

Wed 21 Mar 2018 — By the 22nd of April, 2019, businesses in Belize must phase out single-use plastic bags shopping bags, styrofoam cups and other containers, food utensils, and similar items. There are already biodegradable plant-based replacement products on the market.

GOB Bans Single-use Plastic Bags, etc.

This is very good news for anyone concerned with long-term effects on waste management, waterways, marine animals, and even the tourism industry.


Tropical Storm Nate

Fri 6 Oct 2017 — (5pm) — Tropical Storm Nate is approaching the northern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. Later it is headed toward New Orleans or the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a probable hurricane. It looks as if Corozal has been spared any major storm effect once again.

Run 4 the World

Tue 26 Sep 2017 — On Saturday, 23rd September 2017, CYCAS supported Run 4 the World. Here is a link to an album on Facebook. Click for album

Run 4 the World is an event sponsored by CYCAS (Committee for Youth, Children and Sports). Every year there is a run for the kids and then a ceremony. They are working on the health of youth and others in Belize. A special concern is diabetes.

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Hurricane Maria

Thu 21 Sep 2017 — (6am) — Hurricane Maria caused extensive damage to Puerto Rico. The entire island, 3.4 million residents, are out of power for weeks or months.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas, where Maria is expected to bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall.

Tropical Storm Irma

Mon 11 Sep 2017 — (9am) — Irma is now a tropical storm, but still battering Florida and moving into Georgia and Alabama. Over 6 million people in Florida alone are without power. Storm surge and gusty winds are still doing damage. Although it could have been worse in many ways, it will be a while until we know the full extent of the wreckage in Irma's path. This will be our last update, along with the hope that all the countries and states vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes explore long-range solutions to reduce the threats.

Here's a link to more information about Irma.

And here's a recent full article about it.

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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.

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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

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.


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.

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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.

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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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