Belize has been pretty much lucky when it comes to natural disasters. This year though we did get some minor damage in the southern parts of our country with hurricane Nana. Two months later we have a category 4 hurricane doing much damanage in Central American countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. While we did not experience the wind damanages of the hurricane we have gotten tremendous rainfall over the past few days.
Today, Eta moved on and is now a Tropical Depression heading northeast of Cuba. But, in her wake, there is widespread of flooding and some damage to infrastructure throughout the country. Below are some aerial pictures taken of my previous town where I used to live, and the one where I currently reside.
Aerial Pictures of San Ignacio by Matthew Preston.
Aerial Pictures of Benque Viejo entrance by Rob Trujillo.
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I know this is not your field, but I am trying to locate some folks my son and I befriended several years ago in the Cayo District. Jose Bernabel Mendoza who works for the Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge,. His contact info: Armenia Village, Cayo District, Belize C. A. +501-6144193
Roger Belizario Martinez (13 yo) His grandma owns the pupusa stand at: Mile 46, Hummingbird Highway, Armenia Cayo District, Belize C. A.
Deylin Asuzuena Quijada (10 yo) Her mother works at the pupusa stand
Emily (Dad owns a construction company).
I have heard NOTHING from Jose since October 15, 2020 and I am worried about them all. I emailed the Sleeping Giant but got no response. Again, I know this is not in your area of expertise, but if you could point me in the right direction, I would most deeply appreciate it. Thank you, Debbie
I found Jose!! It’s all good. Thank you anyway.
I’m glad you found Jose. Blessings!