At least 12 people died in the Caribbean region as a result of floods and landslides caused by Hurricane Iota. This was reported on Wednesday by Telesur TV regarding data from the authorities of Central American countries and Colombia.
In Nicaragua, the impact of the disaster caused the death of six people, in Honduras – three, in El Salvador, Colombia and Panama three people were killed. Floods and landslides caused huge damage to the housing stock and infrastructure in a vast territory.
Hurricane Iota destroyed 80% of homes on the Colombian island of Providencia, located in the southwestern part of the Caribbean Sea, the Colombian authorities said. In Central America, the disaster has caused “catastrophic damage”, the scale of which has not yet been determined.
Tropical Storm that was named Iota, has been formed in the Caribbean Sea on November 14, then turned into a hurricane and reached the maximum category on the scale of Saffire – Simpson. Late Monday night, it hit the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, having a fourth level of danger. On the way to the border with Honduras, the hurricane weakened to a tropical storm.
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