Natural Disasters and Hazards


Emergency Preparedness – Hurricanes

This will remain a work in progress article as we are always learning new ways to prepare for emergencies. We will also be making some print outs for general use case preparing regardless of emergency and will post them as soon as they are ready so stay tuned. It is essential to be prepared for any emergency scenarios. Today we’ll be looking at Hurricanes. What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. When a storm’s maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane. […]


How to survive a flash-flood

There is always a risk of flash flooding no matter where you live. In the western part of Belize with the Chalillo dam, there is an even greater risk of flash-flooding and with it greater risk of way more fatalities that a natural flash flood. In this article we will provide pointers to help you survive one of these disasters. It will be a long one so be ready to read…