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11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala


Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of Guatemala.

At least 11 people have been killed and two are still missing, authorities said.

In Honduras, 4 people died, 7 013 have been affected, 3 019 evacuated and 2 746 people are housed in temporary shelters.

4 people were also killed in In Nicaragua, 13 000 are affected and 2 880 are in shelters. One person was killed in Costa Rica, 125 190 people are affected and 2 793 people are located in 28 shelters.

TD 15 (soon to become Tropical Storm “Michael”) on October 7, 2018. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East


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A Red Alert for heavy rain (up to 300 – 400 mm / 11.8 – 15.7 inches) is in effect in 3 departments of Honduras, 3 districts of Puntarenas in Costa Rica; a national Yellow Alert is in effect in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and in 31 municipalities in El Salvador.

Featured image credit: Fuerza Publica CR





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