Tropical storms and heavy rains caused flooding in Nicaragua's Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte (RAAN) and Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur (RAAS) starting in late May 2013. In the Prinzapolka municipality (RAAN), almost 10,000 people were affected in late June and more than 1,500 hectares of rice, corn and other crops were damaged (UNCT, 28 Jun 2013). In late July, overflowing rivers in RAAS damaged houses, infrastructure and crops. Between 26 May and 25 Jul, the rainy season had resulted in 15 deaths and 12,000 affected people (UNCT, 25 Jul 2013). By 4 Oct, 30 deaths has been reported since the beginning of the rainy season (El Nuevo Diario, 4 Oct 2013).