I haven’t heard of any fire in the town of Corozal. Since most places in Corozal are built of concrete, any fire that was accidentally set would do very little damage. If you are living in a wooden building, the chances are just as anywhere that you could burn it down.
I have seen limited road flooding three or four years ago when we had a very unusual amount of rain, and it came very quickly. It was rain that was draining from many miles inland that flooded some of the back roads. On the way to Sarteneja, the road got so flooded that they had to have buses on each side that drove people across the water. Between Orchid Bay and Corozal, I’ve always been able to drive.
There have been two hurricanes that have been directed at Belize. One was last summer, which hit just north of Belize City. The enter was the International Airport, and just north of that. That hurricane didn’t do much of anything- it destroyed a few of the old wooden buildings, but other than that I was not aware of any substantial damage. Certainly none of the more modern buildings were affected in any way that I know of. They might have had a window break somewhere, but the hurricanes that I’d experienced have not been that bad.
Four years ago, another hurricane was aimed at Ambergris Caye. As the hurricane approached Ambergris Caye, it made a swift right turn and went to Mahahual, Mexico. We only got some residual rain here in Corozal, which can be quite considerable on the outer bands of the hurricane.
There is no comparison living in Belize with living in the southern states in the US where they get hammered all the time by hurricanes and tornadoes, and snow, ice and severely low temperatures as you go further north. Belize is a great place for weather. People visiting Belize in the middle of winter just luxuriate in the warmth. It’s such a relief from the cold north. That’s what brings people here for the first time, and then some consider moving to northern Belize the rest of their lives.
(The beach at Crimson Orchard Inn, Corozal, Belize, pictured.)