Caribbean: Tropical Storm Nate - Flash Update No.2 - 06 October, 2017

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Oct 2017

Tropical Storm Nate formed Thursday 5 October in the Caribbean near the coast of Nicaragua. The storm caused heavy rains and landslides over several countries in Central America. As of 6 October, the death toll has risen to 28, with 14 people missing. National Civil Protection systems have been responding with local coordination mechanisms.

TS Nate will travel near or over the north-eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula on the evening of 6 October as it makes its way to the US Gulf Coast, where it is projected to make landfall as a hurricane.

1. Nicaragua

  • 11 deaths

  • Government has provided food supplies for more than 1,600 affected families

  • 11 departments/31 municipalities affected

  • More than 10,000 people affected

2. Guatemala

  • 5 deaths, 3 missing

  • 2,749 people affected

  • 413 people rendered homeless

3. Costa Rica

  • 8 deaths, 11 missing

  • 3,921 people evacuated to 94 shelters

  • 419,868 people without water

4. Honduras

  • 3 deaths

  • 16 provinces on yellow alert

  • 143 affected people

5. Panama

  • 1 death

  • 150 affected homes

  • 750 people affected

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