‘High rainfall’: Central America estimates global growth in the wake of Hurricane Etah

Bravery for central america And storm From the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta as the region collapses this weekend, the Red Cross has warned.

Predictions suggest that a season is formed in the Caribbean 90% chance It is the 30th name of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane due to the cyclone, which shattered the worst year of the previous 28 hurricanes in 2005, in a record-breaking hurricane season.

“This is a year unlike any other,” said Felipe del CID, emergency operations manager for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). “The storm season has been intense. We have crossed every record, and now we see this season moving beyond the Caribbean which could become a tropical storm … and make the situation a lot more severe than before. “

In the worst-hit countries of Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, 90 people have died and 113 are still missing, with 210,000 people evacuated from their homes. Rescuers on Thursday were already trying to find the missing people, already predicting rain in the waterlogged areas.

“A system is coming from almost the same place in Etah. “This is the last thing people in the region need,” said Steve McAndrew, deputy director of IFRC among the people of America. “There are still people trapped on the roofs; Our search and rescue teams are still searching for people. Large-scale flooding is affecting water and sanitation. We have reports of people resorting to drinking salt water. “

Damage from floods and hurricanes in La Lima in the Honduras department of Cortés.

Damage from floods and hurricanes in La Lima in the Honduras department of Cortés. Photo: Orlando Sierra / AFP / Getty Image

Communities living on the Caribbean coast, including the Miskito and Garifuna peoples, have been heavily affected, fleeing inland as landslides are trapped between winds and flooding. “Some communities can never recover,” McAndrew said.

The region faces massive migration and triple threat of Kovid-19 due to extreme instability, economic instability and violence.

Volunteers are handing out masks and hand sanitizers, but crowds in shelters with hundreds of thousands of people, and water supplies and sanitation are badly affected, with fears that coronovirus may spread.

“We have a Kovid status, we have dengue, we have other vectors that we are monitoring. Now we are waiting for the development of the next storm, ”said Santiago Luengo from IFRC in Honduras.

While livelihoods have been destroyed, and entire neighborhoods have been swept away by floods, the number of seekers seeking a better life elsewhere is likely to increase, he said.

The Eta result has been compared to Hurricane Mitch of 1998, the most destructive hurricane in Central America so far, causing a wave of migration to the Americas.

“We are seeing more and more natural disasters and it is the most vulnerable people who are the most affected”, McAndrew said. “People with financial means can get out of harm’s way when affected by the storm or there will be housing built to better withstand them. This is another reason why people will strive for new life elsewhere.

“The number of people suffering is enormous.”


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