Belmopan- The Government of Belize (GOB) today expressed their distress and sympathy in learning of the damage inflicted upon Dominica and the other Leeward Islands by the deadly Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm.
A GOB press releases said that the thoughts and prayers of the Government go out to the victims of this devastating storm who may have lost loved ones and who have had their homes and properties destroyed.
While the level of devastation is still yet unknown, the GOB said they stand ready to join with other CARICOM nations to coordinate and support relief efforts in any way possible within our human and financial resources.
The GOB also said they were encouraging all Belizeans who are able to offer some form of assistance to the Government and people of Dominica to do so by supporting local relief initiatives being undertaken by reliable agencies, businesses or organizations.
The Government concluded noting that the region is still in the midst of a highly active hurricane season that has already resulted in millions of dollars in damages across the region. The GOB said they wanted to remind Belizeans to have their disaster preparedness plans in effect until the hurricane season is declared closed.