Honduras: Situation Report no. 3 - Rains October 2008


1.-Current Situation

Weather conditions: disorganized showers and thunderstorms persist primarily over the Northwestern Caribbean Sea in association with a weak surface trough. Locally heavy rainfall is possible with this system over portions of Central America

Forecast: Tropical depression # 43 is moving across the Eastern side of the country; will be moving slowly across the country during the next 24 hours, maintaining a humid and unstable atmosphere over much of the country. Expected precipitation: at least 15 mm of rain in all the country and approximately 45 to 50 mm in the Western and Eastern regions of the country

Alerts: No new alert.

Affected areas: In addition to areas reported previously a new flood was produced in Humuya River in Comayagua valley affecting the highway C-5. Ganso river overflood in Ajuterique affecting houses and crops. A landslide in Bambú ravine in AMDC is destroyed 5 houses and 50 families were evacuated.

Areas in risk: Cajon dam is at its highest level of water and it is about to overflow. The water could go to already overloaded rivers, causing more damages. Non confirmed risk of overflow of mine lixiviation lagoons in San Ignacio municipality in Francisco Morazán.

Evacuations due to land sliding: in AMDC 50 families were evacuated in Bambu ravine.