August 6, 2020

Civil Protection leaves the green alert in 223 Salvadoran municipalities without effect

The Directorate General of Civil Protection today left without effect the green alert decreed last Friday in 223 municipalities of El Salvador for the rains that affect the Central American country and which have left 1 person missing and 6 dead, as reported by this entity.

The government entity also indicated that the yellow alert decreed in 39 municipalities is maintained for the purpose that the Municipal Commissions for Civil Protection prepare a final report that allows monitoring and addressing the effects and effects of temporary rainfall.

Temporary rains that have affected El Salvador since last Saturday, and which have decreased between Wednesday and today, have left 1 person missing, have caused the death of 6 people and have left 15 people injured, said Civil Protection .

In addition, 768 people are in shelters, 1,541 homes are flooded and 8 totally destroyed, 160 landslides, 115 trees fallen and 33 roads affected.

El Salvador was affected by the passage of two low pressure systems, and then by tropical storm Michael – today a hurricane category 4 – that has affected, mainly, the state of Florida in the United States.


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