Iota arrived in El Salvador this Wednesday as a tropical storm, after accumulating ten deaths on its way and causing damage in Nicaragua, where thousands of people were cut off, without water or electricity.
The storm threatens to aggravate the situation in areas of Central America devastated two weeks ago by cyclone Eta.
The cyclone left six dead in Nicaragua, two of them children, as well as two in the Colombian archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, one in Panama and another in El Salvador.
The meteorologist of the Observatory of the Ministry of Environment, Roberto González, told AFP that “Iota is already on the national territory” and entered the eastern departments of Morazán and La Unión, some 220 km east of San Salvador.
By: Douglas Duran – UBV Intern