Flood in El Salvador
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
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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.