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09 Nov 2011 description

Background and Context

Central America recently experienced one of the worst floods in recent years, product of cyclone activity during the month of October, with over 500,000 people affected and more than 100 fatalities caused by the torrential rains in the region. The emergency was caused by three different storm systems, including Hurricane Jova, Tropical Storm Irwin and Tropical Depression 12E. The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declared states of emergency.