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Flood in El Salvador

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
El Salvador
Date of Charter Activation:
19/10/2011
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA

Description of the event

International community sends aid to 150,000 people affected by floods following a tropical depression. Over 1,256mm of rain has been recorded, surpassing Hurricane Mitch 1998 levels.

32 people reported dead and over 21,000 people  moved to shelters.

The torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides across Central America, El Salvador is the worst-affected.