The persistent rains that affect Nicaragua claimed two new lives, the local government reported today, bringing the list of victims to 11 in the last two weeks.
Marvin José Díaz Cordero, 38, and Daniel Torres Flores, 17, died last night trying to cross rivers in rural areas of Matagalpa and Nueva Segovia, respectively, the Executive said, through government media.
The persistent rains keep a red alert in effect in 7 departments (provinces) and the two autonomous regions of the Caribbean, with the objective that the authorities and the population take action in the face of a developing disaster.
The remaining 8 departments that make up Nicaragua are in yellow alert status, which sends the inhabitants and be ready to act in the event of a possible disaster.
The rainfall is due to the presence of a low pressure center located and a tropical wave that have an impact on Nicaraguan territory, according to the authorities.
Persistent rains are normal at this time of the year in Nicaragua.
The wet season in Nicaragua extends from mid-May to the end of November.