Persistent rains in parts of Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua resulted in flooding. SOS Children's Village Rivas in Nicaragua, which had just been completed, was completely flooded. The four families already living at the new village were temporarily moved to the facilities of the social organisation "Our Small Brothers" in San Jorge, four kilometres away from Rivas. In the meantime, rains have eased off, which has made evaluation on the start of clean-up operations and scope of damage suffered possible.
Eight of the 16 administrative districts of Nicaragua have registered flooding; estimates on people affected in regions in the country's north and on the Pacific coast indicate a number of 4,000.
The situation in Costa Rica has also been characterised by rain for days on end. SOS Children's Village Santa Ana spent two days without drinking water supplies, the village in Tres Rios was partly submerged in water, and there was no outside telephone connection. The situation has calmed down somewhat and precautionary measures are taken in case there may be new flooding.
In Costa Rica, 14 people died in a landslide, two people drowned. Hundreds of houses in the regions on the Pacific coast were partly submerged in water; numerous roads were damaged and clogged by landslides, and the main route connecting the country's north and south was partly impassable, too.
About 55,000 people are affected by flooding in Honduras' south, about 15,000 of them had to be evacuated from their homes.
Guatemala has also seen damage to property given persistent, heavy rains; 1,440 people had to be moved to temporary shelters.