By Justin Reis
Hurricane Richard made impact south of Belize City Sunday night.
At around 7:45 p.m. ET is when the the hurricane made landfall said CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras. The storm gained momentum in the Caribbean moving its status to tropical storm to Category 1 hurricane with wind gusts reaching 90 mph.
The storm is expected to move to inland to Guatemala and southern Mexico, however, it is believed it will loose momentum, according to CNN.
On Sunday, the Belize National Emergency Management Organization said bussed are not running and cars are off the road. People living in southern Belize were urged to seek shelter immediately, said CNN.
The storm is expected to regain intensity when it reaches the Bay of Campeche and become a tropical depression.
Members of the hurricane center say this is not a matter that should involve the U.S.