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El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, United States - Tropical Storms CRISTOBAL and AMANDA update (GDACS, NOAA, SMN CONAGUA, INSIVUMEH, UN OCHA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 03 June 2020)

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  • Tropical Storm named CRISTOBAL formed over the Gulf of Mexico on 1 June and started moving across the Bay of Campeche close to the south-eastern coast of Mexico. On 3 June its centre was located approximately 72 km north-west of Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche State), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (tropical storm).
  • CRISTOBAL will continue passing along the Bay of Campeche of Mexico and to move in north direction over the Gulf of Mexico toward the southern States of USA on 6 June.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and strong wind are forecast over southern and south-eastern States, particularly Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan. Storm surge is expected along the coast of Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Yucatan. Moderate to heavy rain is also expected across Guatemala and Belize.
  • According to NOAA, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coastal area of southeastern Mexico.
  • In the same area, after the passage of Tropical Storm AMANDA on 30-31 May, the number of fatalities has increased to at least 23 people, of which 16 in El Salvador, 5 in Honduras, and 2 in Guatemala. The total amount of those affected in the aforementioned countries are approximately 150,000. Humanitarian assistance has been delivered to the local population, and the affected countries continue to face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as by the start of the rainy season in Central America.