The passage of Hurricane Lota, downgraded 17 November to a tropical storm, caused several victims and missing people (see our previous alerts). At least 9 people have been killed including 6 in Nicaragua, one in Panama and 2 in Colombia, according to local press.
According to the same source, torrential rains are expected to continue affecting parts of Central America until 19 November, causing extensive damage, particularly in Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Lota is moving westward at a speed of 19 km/h and is expected to impact southern Honduras and El Salvador.
A tropical storm warning is in effect along the coast of Honduras west of Punta Castilla to the border with Guatemala
In this context, heavy rains and strong winds are to be expected in the areas mentioned. This precipitation could cause landslides and flooding.
Weather-related disturbances are to be expected over the next few hours in the regions mentioned. It is recommended to follow the latest developments on the NHC website and any instructions from the authorities.