Hurricane Earl heads towards Belize, heavy rains and floods on the radar

Published on : Thursday, August 4, 2016

Earl finalEarl, upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane roared towards a nighttime landfall in the Caribbean nation of Belize as it brushed past by Honduras, uprooting trees and power lines on its way.

 

The outer bands of Hurricane Earl were spreading drenching rain over Belize on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

 

About 400 people have been evacuated from Belize’s northern islands as the country is battered by storm winds. The US National Hurricane Center said Earl was blowing at speeds of up to 121km/h (75mph).

 

The storm had caused heavy rains in nearly all of Honduras. Officials have reported that a lobster fishing boat was hit by a large wave in the Caribbean and capsized. Most of the 83 people on board were rescued, but the navy was looking for two missing.

 

Lisandro Rosales, head of Honduras’ emergency commission, said there were reports of Hurricane Earl finallarge numbers of trees and utility poles being knocked down. Schools and universities remained closed across Honduras’ Atlantic provinces. The two commercial airports were also shut down.

 

The commission warned of torrential rains, particularly along the northern coast. The storm swept by the popular tourist destination of Roatan Island in the afternoon.

 

The storm is expected to lessen when it reaches the coast and moves inland.

 

But in the meantime Belize’s National Emergency Management Organisation has warned that heavy rain could cause flash floods and mud slides, and create a storm surge along the shore.

 

After the hurricane passes through across Belize it is expected to go through a northern rural part of Guatemala and from there into south-eastern Mexico.

 

At least nine people died on Monday in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as the storm passed over the Caribbean.

 

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