Honduras – 200 Evacuated After Floods in Colón and Atlántida

Around 200 people were moved to temporary safe shelters in Honduras after a storm along the Atlantic coast on 04 to 05 January 2016 brought strong winds and caused severe flooding in the departments of Colón and Atlántida.

According to Honduras’ emergency commission – Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (COPECO) – flooding affected the municipalities of Trujillo and Tela after the Rio Negro overflowed.

COPECO say that 230 people were temporarily housed in 3 evacuation centres. The storm and flooding caused damage to around 20 houses. Several roads and a bridge were closed in the affected area. There were also some power outages in Trujillo.

Floods in Trujillo, Honduras, 05 January 2016. Photo: COPECO
Floods in Trujillo, Honduras, 05 January 2016. Photo: COPECO
Floods in Trujillo, Honduras, 05 January 2016. Photo: COPECO
Floods in Trujillo, Honduras, 05 January 2016. Photo: COPECO