Tropical storm continues to ravage El Salvador

Floods in the north of the country, near El Poy Customs, division between Honduras and El Salvador. Photo: Courtesy.

By Anayansi Rivas

Central America is being hit by Hurricane Iota then it became a tropical storm and El Salvador is no exception, this time to the highest territory such as the north of the country, has been strongly affected, The insistent rains are leaving the Cuzcatleca land in more calamity.

Building authorities provide statements on vulnerable areas and evacuations in El Salvador. Video: Courtesy.

The collapse of rivers, road flooding, households, crops, among other, It is part of the storm and the immense amounts of water also coming from the neighboring Honduran country, that recently hit hard the passage of hurricane Eta and currently Iota.

Prevention measures are being taken in the northern area, evacuations for families in high-risk locations, Likewise, the personnel of the National Civil Police were suspended their licenses to provide more support to the inhabitants, This is due to the national emergency in which the country finds itself.

Flooded land in the municipality of Citalá, Chalatenango, north of El Salvador.
Photo: Courtesy.

The Department of Chalatenango, after suffering the war,  has been one of the safest departments, quiet, with enterprising inhabitants, not even strong earthquakes have hit it, but this time the onslaught of the rains has left heavy damage and considerable material losses.

Although Chalatenango is located in the highest area and that is where the famous and touristic Cerro El Pital is located., the highest in El Salvador, with 2.730 meters high above sea level, continues to suffer from landslides and collapsed rivers.

It should also be noted that the eastern area is flooded, especially the Bajo Lempa community, in the department of Usulután, the Rio Grande de San Miguel, the Goascorán river in Morazán, agricultural crops, among others.

Rio Grande de San Miguel, Photo: Courtesy Civil Protection of El Salvador.

The central area has been more prone to flooding, this is due to the lack of cleanliness of the drains, garbage headlands that have prevented the free circulation of water.

The rains are expected to be present until the weekend, in some areas it will be with moderate showers, At the end of this note, the rains continue incessant and a person has died from the fall of a branch on his body.

Personnel of the Salvadoran Red Cross rescue unit, monitor the central area of ​​the Salvadoran capital. Photo: Courtesy of the Salvadoran Red Cross.
El Salvador's Civil Protection monitors the Jiboa river in the eastern part of the country. Video: Courtesy.