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El Salvador: ACT Alliance Concept Note: Emergency Response to Floods in El Salvador and Honduras – CAM181

Source: ACT Alliance Country: El Salvador, Honduras
Two low pressure systems, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, caused intense rainfall conditions, flash floods in several communities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua from 5 October 2018. In El Salvador, Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in shelters. In addition, 1541 flooded houses and eight houses were destroyed, 120 wells contaminated, and several schools and roads damaged. In Honduras, the rains caused flooding and landslides across the country. Most damage has been reported in Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Choluteca departments, where a red alert was issued by the government. 12,076 people were affected by the floods. 963 homes were damaged, including 169 flooded, and 9 completely destroyed. 7,234 people were evacuated, and 6,789 moved to 78 temporary shelters. According to the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) of COPECO, heavy rainfall left about 25,558 people affected and 9 dead. The number of people in shelters reached 9,097. 11,552 people were evacuated, and some 170 schools are damaged. Further, 63 roads18 and 7 water systems were damaged. A total of 1,143 houses were either damaged or destroyed in the municipalities of Francisco Morazán, Choluteca and Valle.

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