Information Bulletin on Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua: Tropical Depression 16 and floods

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The National Societies of Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have determined that external assistance is not required, and are therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time. However, the Nicaraguan Red Cross is in process of requesting an allocation from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) and the Guatemalan Red Cross has launched a DREF operation on 2 October for floods and with this tropical depression the situation has worsened and may amend their plan of action.

The Situation

On 4 October 2017, according to the National Hurricane Center, life threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible over portions of Central America from the Tropical Depression 16.

Forecasts indicate the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, then across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday and later emerging into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday, 6 October 2017.

As Tropical storm warning is in effect for Sandy Bay Sirpi Nicaragua to Punta Castilla in Honduras. Other possible areas to monitor are the Bay Islands in Honduras, western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula