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Minor flooding in south as Lisa passes through neighboring Belize

Costa Maya, Q.R. — Minor flooding was the only mishap in the south of the state after the passing of Hurricane Lisa in Belize. It was around 3:00 p.m. local time when Lisa began to make landfall in the neighboring country.

Municipal and state authorities in Quintana Roo maintained surveillance during the passing of the system. Classes were canceled and ports closed in the south as Lisa passed the through the neighboring region.

Residents in the southern municipalities of Othón P. Blanco, Bacalar, José María Morelos and Felipe Carrillo Puerto were the most affected by the passing of the Category 1 hurricane.

In a briefing from Governor Mara Lezama, she reported that the ADO service continues to operate at 100 percent and the Chetumal Airport maintained normal operations.

“We have toured the municipalities of Bacalar and Chetumal with the army, the Navy, Conagua, National Civil Protection, the entire public services team to attend to strategic points to prevent flooding from occurring during the rains,” she said.

A total of 20 shelters were opened between the four affected municipalities for those who wanted to relocated during the heavy rains.

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) was on standby in the event of a blackout or emergencies. According to Governor Lezama, CFE personnel attended to nine power failures during the storm.