Dutzende Tote nach Hurrikan "Iota" in Mittelamerika 18.11.2020, 23:51 Uhr | dpa Ein Mann in Honduras trägt seine Eigentümer auf dem Kopf: Hurrikan "Iota" hat für Überschwemmungen gesorgt. Iota became the only Atlantic hurricane this year to reach Category 5 … The effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota are expected to worsen food insecurity in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in the coming months, with 3 million people currently projected as experiencing severe acute food insecurity. Über 20 Tote Tegucigalpa. “Because, to give our children bread? “People went there because of the field,” said Álvaro Pop Gue, who plays midfield for one of Quejá’s teams. So the people of Quejá — the lucky ones — ran out of their homes with nothing, trudging barefoot through mud as tall as their children until they reached dry land. Back-to-back hurricanes have unleashed heavy winds, rain, and severe flooding and landslides across Central America. From the sky, Guatemala’s northern highlands look as though they’ve been clawed apart, with giant gashes marking the sites of landslides. Zuletzt wütete der Hurrikan in Guatemala. Find out about career opportunities at USAID. No one knows exactly how many people in Quejá died in the mudslide, though local officials put the toll at about 100. "The Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade left today for the department of Quiché to attend to communities affected by the destructive passage of the Eta and Iota tropical depressions through Guatemala." Hurricane Iota was the latest Atlantic hurricane to attain Category 5 intensity and only the second Category 5 Atlantic hurricane to occur within the month of November on record—the other being the 1932 Cuba hurricane. Hurricane Iota strengthens as it heads towards Central America. Iota is still expected to produce very serious flash flooding and mudslides, with potentially catastrophic effects, over portions of Central America. "We are following the route of the first doctors who arrived here in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch devastated this country, and despite a fierce campaign to discredit the work of the BMC, today … Leaders of both countries last month called on the United Nations to declare Central America the region most affected by climate change, with warming ocean waters making many storms stronger and the warmer atmosphere making rainfall from hurricanes more ruinous. Today we received photos of one special delivery to 350 families trapped by landslides in the Ixil region. Ambassador to Nicaragua visits Puerto Cabezas, where USAID/BHA partner UNICEF delivers WASH assistance to affected households. Angesichts der anhaltenden Regenfälle in diesen Ländern gibt es noch keine offiziellen Zahlen über die genauen Auswirkungen. Situation. named storm, is currently a Category 4 hurricane featuring maximum sustained winds of 245km/h and is forecast to bring rainfall of up to 400mm in … With little government support, Guatemalans have had to come up with creative solutions. Guatemala suffered damages worth just over 6 billion quetzales ($770 million) because of the ravages of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in November last year, the government said on Wednesday. Hurrikan der Kategorie fünf. Already crippled by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, Central America is now confronting another catastrophe: The mass destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes that hit in quick succession last month, pummeling the same fragile countries, twice. “He had just started sprouting hairs on his upper lip,” she said. Save the Children has already dispatched front-line workers to more than 20 communities that were severely impacted by Hurricane Eta, and will extend its reach to support victims of Iota. Francisco García swims back and forth across a muddy waterway to pick up food for his neighbors. In den betroffenen Ländern Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras und Belize werde neben extremen Winden mit massiven Regenfällen gerechnet. Iota became a Category 5 hurricane on Monday and is expected to bring dangerous levels of rainfall to the countries hardest hit by Eta. Now their season is on hold, with their beloved field sinking in water. Just a few weeks earlier, the town was celebrating: The monthslong coronavirus curfew had been lifted and the local soccer league’s championship tournament could begin. Just as pressing are the illnesses brought on by a lack of food, potable water and shelter from continuing rain. Humanitarian agencies provide health and WASH support to storm-affected people in Guatemala. “A lot of people were trapped in there.”. Iota, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season’s 30; th; named storm, is currently a Category 4 hurricane featuring maximum sustained winds of 245km/h and is forecast to … With hundreds of thousands of people still crowded into shelters in Guatemala, the risk of coronavirus spread is high. “They have to learn.”. The storms, which also devastated parts of neighboring Honduras and Nicaragua, killed 61 people, injured 30 others and left 99 missing in Guatemala, the government said. The United States, through USAID, was already providing assistance after Hurricane Eta made landfall. Hurricane Iota So just when a glimmer of light was shining on Guatemala and things were getting back to a new normal, along came hurricane Eta which caused mass devastation all over Central America. Rettungskräfte haben am Samstag die ersten Toten aus den Schlammmassen eines Erdrutsches geborgen, in denen rund 100 Vermisste vermutet wurden. Mindestens 174 Menschen starben, 74 davon in Honduras und 46 in Guatemala. FH Guatemala has been using all sorts of ways to get food and other items into communities devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. On Saturday, a group of Santa Elena residents looted the stock of provisions in town that had been donated to Quejá’s residents. We have nothing.”. In seinem Verlauf folge "Iota" dem Vorgänger-Hurrikan "Eta". Damaged roads and bridges have isolated some communities, and many homes were damaged by flooding. 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts At least 26 people have died from Iota's impacts: 16 in Nicaragua, 6 in Honduras, 2 in Guatemala and 2 in Colombia. People from Quejá sheltering in nearby Santa Elena after a landslide destroyed their village. Wieder kam … “The devastation is beyond compare,” said Adm. Craig S. Faller, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, which has been delivering aid to survivors of the storm. Amerika Hurrikan Iota fegt über Mittelamerika Der 30. und bislang stärkste Sturm der aktuellen Wirbelsturmsaison hat vor allem die kolumbianischen Karibikinseln, Nicaragua und Honduras verwüstet. Nicaragua, along with Honduras, Guatemala, and southern Belize, which are flanked by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, are still trying to recover … In Honduras befinden sich mehr als 70.000 Menschen in Notunterkünften. “Yes, we’re thinking about migrating,” he said, eyeing the dwindling bag of corn he has left to feed his family. “Hunger, poverty and destruction do not have years to wait,” said President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, pleading for more foreign aid. USAID deactivates the DART and RMT; USAID/BHA staff continue to manage humanitarian response activities from Central America and Washington, D.C. A wire basket attached to a zip line where a bridge used to be in Jocotán, Guatemala. “When you think about Covid, plus the double punch of these two massive, major hurricanes back to back — there are some estimates of up to a decade just to recover.”. Zentralamerika erholt sich im Moment von den verheerenden Auswirkungen durch Tropensturm „Eta“. Erneut drohen Überschwemmungen und Erdrutsche Guatemala-Stadt/Miami. The coastal city of … Guatemala suffered damages worth just over 6 billion quetzales ($770 million) because of the ravages of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in November last year, the government said on Wednesday. 2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave? Still, they walk it, carrying tattered wardrobes and bags of coffee beans on their backs, extracting what they can from the wreckage of their homes. Hurricane Iota comes just two weeks after Hurricane Eta caused many people in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala to lose everything. It's forecasted to drop 8 to 16 inches of rain in northern Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Situation . Following the landfall of Hurricane Iota as a powerful Category 4 storm in the same region, USAID is now allocating an additional $17 million in life-saving aid to help people affected by both hurricanes in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua. Relief actors highlight health, nutrition, protection, and WASH needs among populations remaining in evacuation shelters in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Honduras und Nicaragua stark getroffen. So here we are back to square one all over again. The storms displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new class of refugees with more reason than ever to migrate north and setting up an early test for the incoming Biden administration. Dangerous Hurricane Iota makes landfall as Cat. An American military helicopter unloading food in the Guatemalan village of Playa Grande. The … Evacuations under way in Guatemala and Honduras as 30th named storm of Atlantic hurricane season set … Hurricane Iota, which made landfall on the Nicaraguan coast Nov. 16, caused more than 40 confirmed deaths across the region. But after he and other survivors spent weeks in makeshift shelters there, the town’s hospitality ran out. Trotz der Massenevakuierungen seien weiterhin etwa 80.000 Familien in Gefahr, zitiert die Nachrichtenagentur … Cuban Doctors Will Aid Victims of Hurricane Iota in Guatemala A medical brigade of Cuban health professionals and 7 Guatemalan nurses left for the department of Quiché and then to Izabal, coordinated with the Guatemalan Ministry of Health, to provide … Using whatever means necessary, including trucks and boats, we brought freshly prepared sandwiches and face masks for families in need ahead of Iota. “It was like two bombs exploding,” he said. AFP November 12, 2020 Residents walk in a flooded area due to the heavy rains caused by Hurricane Eta, now degraded to a tropical storm, at Las Posas village in Morales, Izabal, 220 km north Guatemala City on November 5, 2020. Iota is the record-breaking 30th named storm of this year’s extraordinarily active Atlantic hurricane season. Guatemala. One week later in comes hurricane Iota, which thankfully weakened, but not the rains. DoD transports GoC heavy duty equipment to Providencia to support debris clearance efforts, completing the final DoD mission in support of the humanitarian response to storms Eta and Iota. Der Hurrikan der Stufe vier hatte vor knapp zwei Wochen in Nicaragua Land erreicht. Iota moved over the Colombian archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, off Nicaragua's coast, as a Category 5 hurricane. The United States, through USAID, was already providing assistance after Hurricane Eta made landfall. Iota is the 30 th named storm of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Iota is headed for Guatemala and is predicted to be the strongest hurricane yet this season. Rekord-Sturm „Eta“ hat in den vergangenen Tagen in Zentralamerika sein Unwesen getrieben. Women try to recover belongings after the passage of Hurricane Eta at the Omonita neighborhood in El Progreso, Yoro department, Honduras, On November 15 2020, before the arrival of Hurricane Iota. In Colombia, we are providing relief supplies to affected families and equipment for firefighters to clear fallen debris. All that’s left of this village in Guatemala is their memories. Hurricane Iota is headed for Guatemala and is predicted to be the strongest hurricane yet this season. Mr. Suc is now looking for anywhere else to go. In den Gewässern der Karibik hat sich innerhalb kurzer Zeit der nächste Tropensturm,"Iota", gebildet und bedroht bereits Honduras, Nicaragua und Guatemala. So here we are back to square one all over again. Hurricane Eta, which made landfall in Nicaragua earlier this month as a Category 4 storm already wreaked havoc, killing at least 120 people in flash floods and mudslides in parts of Central America and Mexico before crossing Cuba and slicing through Florida. This new funding includes up to $8.5 million in Honduras, $7 million in Guatemala, and $1.5 million in Nicaragua to provide emergency shelter, food, hygiene supplies, critical relief items, and protection for the most vulnerable people, many of whom are from indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. See the photos below showing the helicopter being loaded, received today from FH Guatemala … With maximum wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, Hurricane Eta—a Category 4 hurricane—made landfall over Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region on November 3, resulting in river overflows, widespread flooding, and damaging landslides. Hurricane Iota was the latest Atlantic hurricane to attain Category 5 intensity and only the second Category 5 Atlantic hurricane to occur within the month of November on record—the other being the 1932 Cuba hurricane. In Guatemala and Honduras, the authorities readily admit they cannot begin to address the misery wrought by the storms. Hurricane Eta and Iota - Guatemala, Nov 2020. USAID/BHA announces additional funding for Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia, bringing the total USAID/BHA funding allocated to the response to nearly $48 million. Near the border with Mexico, people crowd into handmade rafts to cross immense lakes created by the storms. Situation updates about hurricanes Eta and Iota in Guatemala are provided in this discussion. Communities that were already affected by Hurricane Eta were also affected by Hurricane Iota. Die Regierung schätzte die … … Situation overview. In Guatemala, UNICEF has reached over 11,700 children with nutrition services in Hueheutenango and Alta Verapaz departments, two of the hardest hit areas. Knapp zwei Wochen nach Hurrikan Eta wurde Zentralamerika in den letzten Tagen erneut getroffen, nun von Iota. So just when a glimmer of light was shining on Guatemala and things were getting back to a new normal, along came hurricane Eta which caused mass devastation all over Central America. Although it is most likely going to primarily hit the northern parts of Guatemala, it will probably bring heavy rains to Antigua and the surrounding towns. Hurricane Iota affected the communities of Izabel, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and Zacapa. Die Folgen sind verheerend - und dann ist da auch noch das Coronavirus. We had two pastors have their homes totally washed away, along with their crops and farm animals. After the disaster, Mr. Suc walked for four hours to reach Santa Elena, the nearest dry village, pulling along his grandfather and distributing two of his children to stronger, taller family members who hoisted them above waist-deep water on the journey. Damages According to The Associated Press , Guillermo González, Nicaragua’s director of emergency management, said on Tuesday morning that preliminary reports of the wreckage described fallen trees, electric poles and roofs stripped from homes, but no deaths or injuries. This is the last advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Iota. Storms Eta and Iota adversely affected 4.6 million people in Honduras, representing nearly half of the country’s population of 9.3 million, according to the results of a multi-sector needs assessment conducted by the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team between November 22 and December 3 in nine affected departments. 4 on Nicaragua coast Hurricane Iota was forecast to drop 8 to 16 inches of rain in northern Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and … Eight victims recovered from Quejá are buried at the cemetery in Santa Elena. The boulders blanketing Quejá today are almost as tall as the electricity wires. ((Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)) Following the landfall of Hurricane Iota as a powerful Category 4 storm in the same region, USAID is now allocating an additional $17 million in life-saving aid to help people affected by both hurricanes in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua. Hurricane Iota has rapidly strengthened into a major hurricane as it approaches Central America, where it's expected to make landfall as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Monday night. The first round was held in Quejá, known for its pristine, natural-grass soccer field. Today we received photos of one special delivery to 350 families trapped by landslides in the Ixil region. He ran out to find a gusher of mud crushing everything in sight, sending roofs and walls careening through the town. One of them was his niece, Adriana Calel Suc, a 13-year-old with a knack for customer service honed by selling soda and snacks in her mother’s store. FH Guatemala has been using all sorts of ways to get food and other items into communities devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. A view of the vast flooding in Guatemala after Hurricanes Eta and Iota struck one after the other last month. “It’s a cemetery now.”. Mr. Suc, 35, was eating lunch with his family when the sound shook his home. People started leaving here for the United States only a few years ago, but Ms. Cal Sis is certain more will follow. Iota, the first Category 5 hurricane of the season, swept onto the coast about 30 miles south of the Nicaraguan city of Puerto Cabezas, also known … Guatemala suffered damages worth just over 6 billion quetzales ($770 million) because of the ravages of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in November last year, the government said on Wednesday. MapAction; Posted 23 Nov 2020 Originally … Iota has since weakened to a tropical storm but is still dropping very heavy rain that could cause life-threatening flash floods, landslides and mudslides in Nicaragua, Honduras and parts of Guatemala through Thursday. “I did this during Mitch,” he said, gesturing toward the crowd of young boys who have gathered to watch him take his fourth trip of the day. The Guatemalan government supplied a helicopter to make the airlift. Category 4 Hurricane Iota made landfall along the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, about 15 miles from where Eta made landfall as a Category 4 just 13 days earlier. Mr. Suc never saw her again. Hurricane Iota blows over Central America in a satellite image collected by NOAA on the morning of Nov. 17, 2020. Before Hurricane Iota made landfall, communities were still dealing with catastrophic flooding from Eta—in Campur, Guatemala, entire buildings remain underwater. It's forecasted to drop 8 to 16 inches of rain in northern Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. The storms, two of the most powerful in a record-breaking season, demolished tens of thousands of homes, wiped out infrastructure and swallowed vast swaths of cropland. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America and Colombia, that has affected millions of people and caused severe flooding, landslides, and damage. He has no idea how he could make it to the United States, but he’s ready to try. Reyna Cal Sis, the principal of the town’s primary school, believes 19 of her students died that day, including two kindergartners and a 14-year-old named Martín, who liked to help her clean up after class. Wirbelsturm 'Iota' hat mit Windgeschwindigkeiten von 250 Stundenkilometern Nicaragua erreicht. Iota, which became a hurricane on Sunday, is expected to produce up to 30 inches of rain in some areas of Nicaragua and Honduras through Friday. Villagers from Quejá returned to recover belongings and what was left of their harvest of coffee, cardamom and corn. The remnants of Hurricane Iota is still pouring rain on Guatemala and hitting us with strong winds. Eta also brought devastation to Honduras and Guatemala … A view of the vast flooding in Guatemala after Hurricanes Eta and Iota struck one after the other last month. “They are determined, now that they’ve lost almost everything,” she said. DoD fulfills all humanitarian missions in Guatemala and Honduras, transporting 257 MT of urgently needed supplies to reach storm-affected communities. So many of our church families have lost everything due to flooding and landslides. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave? Just two weeks later Hurricane Iota, a Category 5 storm at its strongest, traveled the same path through the region. Hurricane Eta, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Nov. 3, was among the five strongest storms to ever hit the nation. Auch in Honduras, Guatemala und El Salvador richtete Hurrikan Iota große Schäden an. Two boys in Bilwi, Nicaragua, search for scraps of wood to help their parents rebuild their house after it was destroyed by the strong winds and rains brought by Hurricane Iota. A view of the vast flooding in Guatemala after Hurricanes Eta and Iota struck one after the other last month.Credit... QUEJÁ, Guatemala — By the time they heard the slab of earth cracking off the mountain, it was already burying their neighbors. “What I’m seeing is that the smallest children are the most affected by nutritional disorders,” said Francisco Muss, a retired general helping lead Guatemala’s recovery. Nach "Eta" nun "Iota": Gleich zweimal in kürzester Zeit ist ein Hurrikan über Teile Mittelamerikas hinweggefegt. Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm, with the Central American region bracing for potentially catastrophic rainfall, flooding, mudslides, a storm surge, and damaging winds. Hurricane Iota has strengthened as it roars towards Central America, less than two weeks after another devastating storm struck the region. Guatemala: Hurricane Eta and Iota - Country overview (23 Nov 2020) Format Map Source. Hurricane Iota causes shipping delays for produce out of Guatemala and Honduras This week, Central America faced another hurricane only two weeks after Hurricane Eta … U.S. Agency for International Development, 12.30.2020 - USAID-BHA Latin America Storms Fact Sheet #9, 12.11.2020 USAID-BHA Latin America Storms Fact Sheet #8, Latin America Storms - Fact Sheet #7 (FY) 2021, Latin America Storms - Fact Sheet #6 (FY) 2021, Infographic: U.S. Humanitarian Response to Hurricanes Iota and Eta. Eine Region ist betroffen, die sich noch nicht von den Schäden des Hurrikan Eta erholt hat. Officials conducting rescue missions say the level of damage brings to mind Hurricane Mitch, which spurred a mass exodus from Central America to the United States more than two decades ago. Floodwaters in Chiquimula, north of Guatemala City, after Hurricane Iota passed through, November 2020 Category 5. It’s the second major hurricane to hit the region in two weeks. “He lived with his mother and his siblings, right near where the land came down.”. “This is where I live,” said Jorge Suc Ical, standing atop the sea of rocks and muddy debris that entombed his town. Es drohen katastrophale Windschäden, sintflutartiger Regen, Überschwemmungen und Erdrutsche. Following the landfall of Hurricane Iota as a powerful Category 4 storm in the same region, USAID is now allocating an additional $17 million in life-saving aid to help people affected by both hurricanes in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua. Learn how you can get involved and lend a hand. The magnitude of the ruin is only beginning to be understood, but its repercussions are likely to spread far beyond the region for years to come. 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