Kindly disregard everything I said about "RICHARD" in my previous reports.
Hurricane Richard did not weaken as expected once making landfall. Instead it remained a category 1 hurricane, becoming smaller in diameter and more intense. It created a narrow path of destruction thorough the center of the country. Belmopan experience hurricane force winds October 24, from about 7:45PM to 11:45 PM with the eye of the storm passing over around 9:30PM.
I do not have any weather map pictures due to the fact that the electrical power failed at the same time as the hurricane arrived.