El Salvador: Over 900 Families Affected by Tropical Storm Amanda

(TELESUR) – Several epidemiologists warned of possible virus outbreaks among shelters because of close-quarter gatherings.

El Salvador’s Civil Protection Commission (Procivilsv)Sunday announced the death of 15 people and the evacuation of 18,500 families as a result of the Tropical Storm Amanda.

 

“We extend our most sincere condolences to the affected families,” the head of the government’s cabinet, Carolina Recinos, said at a press conference.

Recinos said that the atmospheric phenomenon’s victims were reported in San Salvador, Ciudad Delgado, Soyapango, and San Juan Opico’s municipalities. Recinos also confirmed an 8-year-old boy was among the victims.

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele decreed a 15-day-long national emergency and stressed his office would consider to prolong it according to meteorological conditions.

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