Tropical Storm Iota wreaks havoc on Central America still recovering from Eta
Tropical Storm Iota wreaks havoc on Central America still recovering from Eta

Tropical Storm Iota wreaks havoc on Central America still recovering from Eta

The Vice President, Rosario Murillo, the Vice President of Nicaragua, said Wednesday that at least 16 people had been killed in Nicaragua and two in Colombia. Women and children were among those killed in the storm. About 99.5 percent of the properties along the coast of Karachi are without electricity, the country’s national disaster prevention and control system (Sinapred) said Tuesday.

The summer hurricane season 2020 has been historically active, with Iota taking the rainy season season as the 30th hurricane. Iota was still blowing through the area and was blowing close to 40 mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

Although wind speeds are falling, Central America is still vulnerable to flash floods, river floods and landslides. But some areas of the region are dealing with rivers that carry too much water, causing roofs to sink into roads and power poles.

40,000 people were affected

Even before Iota hit, an estimated 3.6 million people across Central America were affected by Hurricane Eta, which battered for days across Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, with torrential rains causing floods and landslides that devastated communities.

Dozens of people in the remote Guatemalan village of San Cristobal are still missing after last week’s landslide, which caused 50 deep mudslides in some places.

And now more than 400,000 people in Nicaragua have been affected by the country’s worst storms, Murillo said. More than 50,737 people in Central America remained in government shelters after the storm, Murillo said Wednesday.

The storm brought heavy rains, with Honduras and much of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize expected at least 10 inches and a maximum of 30 inches through Thursday, while areas from El Salvador to Panama can expect 4 to 8 with isolated lows of 12 inches.

There was almost no communication with Bilwi, also known as Puerto Cabezas, due to power outages and power outages.

Pictures from the agency show people walking across the water on their knees Rivas And In Bilwi, On the north coast. Residents of Bilwi, where communications were affected, were asked to “keep calm, stay away from risky places or whether it represents a danger to human security.”

In several cities in the Rivas area of ​​Nicaragua, the area between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean in the southwest of the country, authorities are monitoring the river and putting vulnerable families in shelters, the NHC said.

Residents of the Nuevo Paraiso neighborhood on Belen Island walk through the flooded area after Hurricane Iota.

The island of Providencia, Colombia, was hit by a typhoon

Colombian President Ivan Duque said Tuesday that at least two people have been killed and one is missing in Providencia. One hundred and twelve people were evacuated from the island on Tuesday, with six seriously injured.

Iota reaches hurricane force and is expected to make landfall in Central America.

“We are pleased that, due to the preparations and measures we have taken, the community of Providencia has not been significantly affected by the death toll,” Duque said. “Even though we are sad, losing two people.”

Duque said the island’s infrastructure had been cleared. The current priority is to clear the island of waste and establish emergency camps and camps as soon as possible.

The mayor of Providencia has ordered a daily ban since Sunday evening and has set up 15 municipal shelters for residents to close their doors.

The islands of San Andres and Providencia, located southwest of mainland Colombia, for the first time in recorded history were felt to be affected by a Category 5 hurricane.

CNN’s Stefano Pozzebon, Hollie Silverman, Gene Norman and Robert Shackelford contributed to this report.