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HURRICANE KEITH - Floods in Nicaragua, 3 October 2000, at 0600 hrs.

INTRODUCTION

Although the eye of Hurricane Keith is close to Belize City, its influence prevails on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, especially in the west where rains are moderate to occasionally strong.

LOCATIONS THAT ARE INCOMMUNICADO

  • Estelí: Paso Hondo (township of San Juan de Limay); 13 communities are isolated from impassable roads and flooding from the following rivers: La Laguna, San Lorenzo, Licoroy, Las Lajas, Las Quebradas, Llano Grande (township of La Trinidad); San José de Pires (township of Condega).
  • Nueva Segovia: La Quemazón (township of Santa María).
  • Madriz: Iculape (township of Somoto);
  • Chinandega: Jesús de la Buena Esperanza, Los Robles, Isla del Amor, San Martín, El Chorizo y Barrio Nuevo (township of Corinto), El Aradito, Los Pavón, La Honda, Las Pozas, Las Lajitas y Las Montañas (township of San Juan de Cinco Pinos).
  • León: La Mojarra, Las Montañitas, Casa Nuevas , Caserío, Santa Helena, Los Portillos, Villa Samaria y La Pilitas (township of La Paz Centro).
  • Managua: The township of San Francisco Libre.

DEATHS

  • Madriz: 1 dead (township of Telpaneca).
  • León: 1 dead (township of Malpaisillo).
  • Boaco: 1 dead (township of San Lorenzo); 1 dead (township of Boaco).

NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS AND TOWNSHIPS WITH SHELTERS

  • Chinandega: Corinto (4), Villa Nueva (4), El Realejo (2).
  • León: Casco urbano (4), rural (13), La Paz Centro (2), Nagarote (1).
  • Managua: San Rafael del Sur (5), Managua (3), Ciudad Sandino (1), Tipitapa (2).
  • Granada: Tepalón (1). Estelí: Barro Belén (1). Nueva Segovia: Dipilto Madríz: San Juan de Río Coco (1)
    • Total evacuated families: 563
    • Total evacuated adults : 1,332 persons
    • Total evacuated children: 1,465
    • Total evacuated population: 2,807
The information in this report is based on information from Civil Defense provided by the SNPMAD Secretariat.