The recent rains took a life more in Nicaragua, to total six in two weeks, and the Executive extended the red alert to the department (province) of Boaco, informed the local government today.
The new victim was identified as Wilder Enoc Sevilla Aguilar, 23, a teacher originally from Boaco, who on Monday had been dragged by the current of a river in said city, located in the central zone of Nicaragua, reported the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Attention (Sinapred).
Boaco was not included in the red alert decree issued yesterday by the Government of Nicaragua, which did apply for the departments of Chinandega, Jinotega, León, Managua, Matagalpa and Nueva Segovia, located in the Pacific and northern Nicaragua, in addition to the North Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACN) and South Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACS), on the east coast of Nicaragua.
The Executive considers the possibility of declaring a red alert in the department of Estelí, but this morning it had not been made official.
The red alert orders evacuations and rescue actions in areas affected by a disaster in process.
The departments that are not included in the red alert, a total of 8, maintain a yellow alert status, which sends them to be ready to evacuate and attend to victims in the event of a disaster.
Hundreds of families, mainly in the northern, central and Pacific areas of Nicaragua, have been directly affected by the constant rains of recent days, according to Sinapred.
The rainfall is due to the presence of a low pressure center located in the Pacific Ocean, with high probabilities of evolving into a tropical depression in the next hours, 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.