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Belize: Dean Causes Evacuation

Belize-y Livin’ reports that residents of Belize City are evacuating in anticipation of Hurricane Dean, while Belizean says that the country “is beginning to feel the first effects of Category 5 Hurricane Dean as the storm nears landfall…”


  • Beverly Payne

    I am so concerned about the precious Corazal community and its surrounded villages. How has it been effected by Hurricane Dean? What help is needed? This is my first time to blog.


    Does anyone have an update for conditions on Caye Caulker, have friends there, have not heard from them.

  • Bobby Virk

    I am concerned about belize & afected commnity.How much damage. I’ll do my best from this side to help & pray.

  • Denis Loeillet

    Does anyone have news from the damage on the culture and more precesely to banana production? Thank you.

  • Marion Kearns

    I have a daughter in Belize and haven’t heard from her in a few days. Please let me know the extent of damage, and if she will be able to communicate with me soon.

  • Suliana Luna

    Most of the damages are in the Corozal District, to my knowledge Orange Walk, Belize City and San Pedro are up and running. Corozal Town will be the first to get electricity in days or in two week all other villages are going to have electricity in a month. It is a disaster most people have lost their roof tops and even their entire house. Communication should not be a problem. What will be a problem are the layoff in papaya industry more than a thousand people will lose their job until further notice which is speculate to be a whole year.

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