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On the 2nd of August 2016 the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) captured an image of tropical storm Earl. This tropical storm in the Caribbean Sea already reached Belize, Central America, with winds up to 128km per hour and heavy rainfall. Most of the country was reported lacking electricity and the international airport in Belize City was closed. The government “used radio and television broadcasts to urge residents of low-lying areas to move to higher ground” said the Guardian newspaper.

According to the United States National Hurricane Center, the storm crossed the northern part of Guatemala with winds up to 140 km per hour and…

Publishing date 06/08/2016

National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

Contact Person
Mr Shelton De Four
Tel: 001 - 501 - 822 - 0995
Email: dundeedefour [at]


About NEMO
NEMO in cooperation with the respective Emergency Management Committees, and all Public and Private agencies, is established to preserve life and property throughout the country of Belize in the event of an emergency, threatened or real, and to mitigate the impact on the country and its people.