Tropical storm ‘Amanda’ left at least 14 dead and thousands of victims this weekend as it drove through El Salvador, where it caused flooding and blackouts, forcing the Nayib Bukele government into a state of emergency.
“We regret that 14 people have died,” said Interior Minister Mario Durán. He admitted that the country “has been through a rather difficult situation” and warned that the balance “can be improved”.
Only in San Salvador, the capital, there were seven deaths, as the mayor Ernesto Muyshondt reported, while according to the local newspaper ‘El Mundo’ three more deaths occurred in the area around the city. . There is also a missing person in the capital.
According to Muyshondt, around 4,200 people in San Salvador have sought refuge in civil protection shelters after losing their homes or being evacuated due to their arrival in high-risk areas in the Pacific following the arrival of ‘Amanda’, the first tropical storm of the season.