Guatemala authorities reported four dead Thursday, adding to seven victims in Honduras and two in Nicaragua. The information you enter will appear in your e-mail message and is not retained by Phys.org in any form. This document is subject to copyright. The information you enter will appear in your e-mail message and is not retained by Phys.org in any form. Early Tuesday, a 12-year-old girl died in a mudslide in San Pedro Sula, said Marvin Aparicio of Honduras' emergency management agency. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. "It's still early to evaluate the impact of the rain, but we can expect damage to the road network in the northern towns," Sevilla said. A third person also died in Quiche, but details were not immediately available. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no Murillo said the government was preparing a damage report that would be used to request international assistance. Refugees and internally displaced persons. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); }); The storm that hit Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday had become more of a vast tropical rainstorm, but it was advancing so slowly and dumping so much rain that much of Central America remained on high alert. "The rains began Monday and the river overflowed," Martínez said Wednesday. Their home near the Lancetilla river in northeast Honduras flooded. This is an annual report produced in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa. Some neighborhoods were completely flooded. Martínez was already in dire straits before the storm. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. Northern Nicaragua is home to most of the country's production of coffee, a critical export. 36th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Honduras. In the same area, a large landslide buried a home with a mother and two children inside it. The U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast that parts of Nicaragua and Honduras could receive 15 to 25 inches (380 to 635 millimeters) of rain, with 40 inches (1,000 millimeters) possible in some isolated parts. Disputes - international: "Wawa Bar is now a Miskito community where destruction reigns.". It was 115 miles (185 kilometers) south-southeast of La Ceiba. Your email address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the email. On Thursday, he said on local radio that 60% of the eastern city of Puerto Barrios was flooded and 48 more hours of rain were expected. "We are watching the Prinzapolka because there could be risk of an overflow," Murillo said in a news conference Wednesday. We process a massive stream of news provided by the excellent European Commission project, MediSys, curate it to focus on stories about a given country, and for readers of English, automatically translate any foreign language stories to provide as complete as possible a picture of how the world is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. "There's nothing standing here," an unidentified resident told a local television station. Institutional reforms on key issues, such as improving the sustainability of the electricity sector, as well as governance and the business climate, can also contribute to further developing a framework for inclusive growth in Honduras. Much of the town of Villanueva, just south of San Pedro Sula, was under floodwaters as Thursday dawned. © 2020 The Associated Press. That brought the storm's death toll to at least four in Nicaragua and Honduras. Two gold miners were killed in a landslide Tuesday in Bonanza, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of where Eta made landfall, said Lt. Cesar Malespin of the Bonanza Fire Department. Aparicio said Wednesday that some 379 homes had been destroyed, mostly by floodwaters. The harvest hadn't started yet, but extended rain could cause the coffee to mature too quickly and affect its quality, she said. Eta weakened from the Category … You can be assured our editors closely monitor every feedback sent and will take appropriate actions. He has been selling tortillas to keep his family afloat. "The rains began Monday and the river overflowed," Martínez said Wednesday from a sports complex serving as a shelter in the city of Tela. A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by water brought by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose. The homes of more than 200 residents of the Ngabe Bugle autonomous Indigenous area were flooded out of their homes. Two other deaths were reported in Nicaragua. Last Updated: Oct 09, 2020. The content is provided for information purposes only. The long-term forecast shows Eta taking a turn over Central America and then reforming as a tropical storm in the Caribbean—possibly reaching Cuba on Sunday and southern Florida on Monday. A man standing on a bridge looks out at the Ulua River in Progreso Yoro, Honduras, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); }); The storm no longer carried the winds of the Category 4 hurricane that battered Nicaragua's coast Tuesday, but it was moving so slowly and dumping so much rain that much of Central America was on high alert. "We have seen very humble homes completely destroyed.". Triminio said there was also a 2-year-old girl killed in Santa Barbara department when she and her mother were swept away by floodwaters. In Bilwi on Wednesday, civil defense brigades worked to clear streets of downed trees, power lines and sheets of metal roofing. Heavy rain was forecast to continue across Honduras through at least Thursday as Eta moves toward the northern city of San Pedro Sula. Honduras Fire Department spokesman Óscar Triminio said the country's death toll from Eta had risen to seven Thursday. Your opinions are important to us. Thank you for taking your time to send in your valued opinion to Science X editors. A construction worker, he hadn't been able to find work in eight months since the coronavirus pandemic began there. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order. Among those rescued were Karen Patricia Serrano, her husband and five children. and Terms of Use. "We lost everything," the 32-year-old woman said. Gunmen on motorcycle kill journalist in Honduras. Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo said more than 51,000 families remained without power in the affected areas. "The situation is worrisome, a lot of help is needed," said Javier Pittí, mayor of Tierras Altas in Chiriqui. The latest breaking news, comment and features from The Independent. A construction worker, he hadn't been able to find work in eight months since the coronavirus pandemic began there. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Honduras Transnational Issues 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page. Eta had sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 7 mph (11 kph) Wednesday night. There were 38 communities cut off by washed out roads and five bridges in the country were wiped out by swollen rivers. Honduran officials earlier reported that a 12-year-old girl died in a mudslide and a 15-year-old boy drowned trying to cross a rain-swollen river. President Alejandro Giammattei confirmed a fourth death in a landslide in Chinautla north of the capital Wednesday night. The military had evacuated the community before Eta hit, but what residents found Wednesday was distressing. "The debris teams are starting to work and we still can't give a sense of what happened," said Ivania Díaz, a local government official in Bilwi. Óscar Armando Martínez Flores, his wife and seven children were in the same shelter. Nicaragua's meteorology director Marcio Baca said the storm was saturating the north and Pacific coast of the country with heavy rain. They made it out only with the clothes they were wearing. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no "I don't know what we're going to do. This site uses cookies to assist with navigation, analyse your use of our services, and provide content from third parties. part may be reproduced without the written permission. NOTE: 1) The information regarding Honduras on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties. All rights reserved. Click here to sign in with Wind-twisted trees, shredded roofs and some structures damaged beyond recognition sat within view of the sea. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details to third parties. There were 41 communities cut off by washed out roads and nine bridges in the country were wiped out by swollen rivers. South of Bilwi, closer to where Eta came ashore Tuesday, the seaside Miskito community of Wawa Bar was devastated. OSAC encourages travelers to use this report to gain baseline knowledge of security conditions in Honduras. The Ulua river overwhelmed its banks, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. Lila Sevilla, president of the National Alliance of Nicaraguan Coffee Producers, said they were concerned about landslides that could affect coffee plants and block roads needed to bring the harvest to market. Get weekly and/or daily updates delivered to your inbox. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. In mountains outside the north coast city of Tela, the body of a girl buried in a landslide Wednesday was recovered by residents. Eta left a path of destruction across northern Nicaragua starting with the coastal city of Bilwi. Their home was flooded with waters from the Lancetilla river and they had been in a shelter in the northern city of Tela since Monday. and Terms of Use. The U.S. National Hurricane Center forecast that parts of Nicaragua and Honduras could receive 15 to 25 inches (380 to 635 millimeters) of rain, with 40 inches (1,000 millimeters) possible in some isolated parts. Mayor Edy Chacón said the boy drowned trying to cross a rain-swollen river. Heavy rain was forecast to continue across Honduras through at least Thursday as Eta moved northward toward the capital of Tegucigalpa and the northern city of San Pedro Sula. © 2020 The Associated Press. On Wednesday afternoon, confirmation came from Honduras' emergency management agency of the death of a 15-year-old boy in the central Honduras town of Sulaco. Francisco Argeñal chief of meteorology at Honduras' Center for Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Seismic Studies, said he expected more of the country's rivers to jump their banks. Thank you for taking your time to send in your valued opinion to Science X editors. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on the delimitation of "bolsones" (disputed areas) along the El Salvador-Honduras border in 1992 with final settlement by the parties in 2006 after an Organization of American States survey and a further ICJ ruling in 2003; the 1992 ICJ ruling advised a tripartite resolution to a maritime boundary in the Gulf of Fonseca with consideration of Honduran access to the Pacific; El Salvador continues to claim tiny Conejo Island, not mentioned in the ICJ ruling, off Honduras in the Gulf of Fonseca; Honduras claims the Belizean-administered Sapodilla Cays off the coast of Belize in its constitution, but agreed to a joint ecological park around the cays should Guatemala consent to a maritime corridor in the Caribbean under the OAS-sponsored 2002 Belize-Guatemala Differendum, Refugees and internally displaced persons:

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