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Last minute of tropical storm Bonnie, LIVE: at least one dead in El Salvador


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The tropical storm Bonnie moving through the Pacific of Central America, claimed the life of a person on Saturday in The Savior where it also knocked down trees, flooded streets, some hospitals and homes, while the authorities carried out evacuations and rescues.

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“We attended to Maura Carolina Beltrán, 24, she died when she was dragged by a current from a sewer in a community of San Martín”, some 15 km east of San Salvador, the spokesman for the Comandos de Salvamento told AFP. Herbert Vanegas.

the tropical storm Bonnie It remains close to the Salvadoran coast, being located 270 km south of San Salvador, reported the Ministry of the Environment. According to the latest update of National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United Statesmoving west at 28 km/h, with 95 km/h winds.

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The Minister of the Interior, Juan Carlos Bidegaín, declared that in several areas of San Salvador emergencies were faced but there were no “deceased people, only material losses.”

“We have had more than 250 people affected, we are going to shelter them in the El Polvorín Sports Center”, south of San Salvador, he emphasized.

The path of Tropical Storm Bonnie. (NHC).

Through different directions of the Salvadoran capital Falling trees and walls were reported, and the force of the currents even dragged and overturned vehicles.

In social networks, citizens shared images of the flooding of some hospitals and houses flooded by the accumulation of rainwater.

Bonnie It generated very strong rains and thunderstorms in the coastal zone, the volcanic mountain range, and the metropolitan area of San Salvadorwith gusts of strong winds and hail fall in some areas”, detailed the Ministry of Environment.

Army and Civil Protection troops were mobilized to remove fallen trees from busy streets. At dawn on Sunday, the rains were already subsiding in El Salvador.

”Evacuate on time”

The Cruz Verde relief organization The Saviorreported the collapse of at least one house and the flooding of some rivers, without so far representing an imminent danger.

The director of Civil Protection, Luis Alonso Amaya, declared that “the territorial deployment that had already been done has worked perfectly for us, we have managed to evacuate people; We have enabled the shelters on time.”

El Salvador, with just 20,742 km2 and 6.7 million inhabitants, has 87% of its territory vulnerable to floods and landslides.

Bonniewhich formed in the Caribbean, made landfall on Friday night between Nicaragua and Costa Rica without leaving great damage, according to preliminary reports. She left this Saturday from the mainland to the Peaceful where it has generated heavy rains.

“As Bonnie moves over the Pacific, showers associated with the outer bands” They will affect the northwest of Costa Rica, the southwest of Nicaragua and the south of El Salvador until tonight (Saturday), detailed the CNH.

“This rain may cause some cases of flash flooding and landslides throughout the region,” he said.

It is expected that Bonnie continue parallel to the coast of Central America for the next few days. “Further strengthening is anticipated, with Bonnie expected to become a hurricane by Monday” when it is off Mexico, according to the NHC.

Source: Elcomercio

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