Red alert declared in northern Honduras due to river flooding | News


The Permanent Committee for Contingencies of Honduras (Copeco) reported this Tuesday that a red alert was declared in the municipalities surrounding the banks of the Ulúa River due to its increase in level due to the rains, and a surface trough that should increase rainfall. coming soon.


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This alert must be maintained for 48 hours and includes the departments of Cortés, Yoro and Atlántida, located in the north of the country.

Likewise, Copeco explained that due to heavy rains at least ten other departments will be on yellow alert and five will be on green alert.

For its part, the Secretary of State in the National Risk and Contingency Management Offices urged the immediate evacuation of the population residing in areas at risk of flooding in the municipalities under red alert.

The Center for Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Seismic Studies (Cenaos) explained that the formation of a surface trough will be the cause of an increase in cloud cover, rains and showers, with electrical activity over a good part of the national territory.

In this sense, Cenaos detailed that in the west, northwest, southwest, center, south and east of the Latin American country, rainfall should be more intense than in other parts of this nation.

The authorities also warned about the high possibility of landslides, landslides, subsidence and landslides, as well as floods in a region with high humidity and highly saturated soils after several days of intense rainfall.

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