November 20 ported that in 2020 the strongest Atlantic hurricane “Jota” hit Central America, causing mudslides and destroying buildings.
Thousands of people became homeless. The number of victims has risen to 38.
Hurricane Utah, which struck Central America, killed 38 people and displaced thousands of people
Hurricane Utah hit many parts of Central America. The photo shows a large number of homes and trees that collapsed and were damaged after the hurricane swept through Colombia.
Utah crossed the coast of Central America on the evening of the 16th, with strong winds of 260 kilometers per hour. Utah landed in Nicaragua when it increased to the maximum extent, with 18 confirmed deaths, including 7 children.
“A hurricane destroyed my house, leaving nothing but sand and water,” said Boveda, a resident of Vevey on the coast of Nicaragua. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Etta struck Vevey, affecting more than 40,000 residents.
Hurricane Yota hit Latin America has killed 38 people and thousands of residents are homeless
Hurricane Yota hit Latin America has killed 38 people and thousands of residents are homeless According to the Nicaraguan Emergency Management Agency, thousands of people in the country are homeless, electricity and water services have been damaged, and strong winds have brought down trees and raised rooftops.
The National Hurricane Center warned on the 18th day that soil saturation caused by heavy rains and floods may exacerbate the risk of catastrophic mudslides in parts of Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
In Honduras, a landslide occurred in the western province of Lempira, killing at least 14 people. The Civil Defense Department on the 19th said it was searching for the remains of more victims.
Guatemalan President Jamaatah convened an emergency cabinet meeting to assess the situation in the country. Authorities said two people died, five others are missing, and more than 4,000 people have been moved to shelters.
In addition, two people were killed on islands off the coast of Colombia, a woman was killed in an indigenous community in Panama, and one in El Salvador was injured by a tree that fell in high winds and died.