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EU solidarity: helping Central America recover after hurricanes ETA and IOTA | by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid
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EU solidarity: helping Central America recover after hurricanes ETA and IOTA

On 3 November, the category-4 hurricane ETA hit Nicaragua’s northeastern coast, with winds speeds of 240 km/h.

 

While moving inland, ETA weakened into a tropical storm, but the unstopping heavy rains it carried caused extensive floods, landslides and massive damages in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama.

 

Large swathes of land were cut off, entire communities went incommunicado, roads collapsed making it extremely difficult to reach and support the population.

 

© European Union, 2020 (photographer: D. Membreño)

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Taken on November 23, 2020