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PM Warns: ‘Hurricane Beryl is Just the Beginning of a Highly Active Season’ Belize City, son dies

"Hurricane Beryl is just the beginning of what is expected to be a highly active hurricane season. We may have to go through this again in the coming months, so it is essential that we remain informed and prepared," advised Prime Minister John Briceño via video message released on Wednesday evening.

Beryl, currently weakening but expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 hurricane, may bring tropical storm-force winds and heavy rainfall to northern Belize. "Residents especially in the north should brace for strong winds gusting to tropical storm strength and heavy rainfall due to the hurricane's proximity to the northern half of our country," stated Briceño.

The affected areas may experience structural damage and agricultural losses, with flooding expected in low-lying regions.

Reassuring the public, the prime minister emphasized the government's commitment to safety and preparedness. "Rest assured that government will ensure that all efforts are made for the safety and well-being of our communities," he said, acknowledging the ongoing efforts of NEMO, the Met Office, and various committees in maintaining heightened readiness.

The Prime Minister urged Belizeans to stay informed through official channels and prepare for potential impacts. "Please look after your family and friends by ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken for the safety of your loved ones," he advised, cautioning against reliance on unofficial sources of information.

Expressing solidarity with neighboring Caribbean nations, Briceño extended support to those already impacted by Beryl. "We understand the challenges they are facing and Belize will do its part to aid in the recovery efforts in our sister Caribbean nations," he affirmed.

As Belize faces an active hurricane season, the Prime Minister's message underscores the importance of vigilance, preparedness, and community support. "Together and by the grace of our Creator, we will get through this," he concluded.

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