Tropical Storm Bonnie causes floods in El Salvador

4 July 2022
2022-07-04 09:31

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie caused floods in El Salvador on Saturday that resulted in the death of one person, as well damage to homes and streets.

Civil Protection authorities said a 24-year-old woman died in the municipality of San Martín, east of the capital. Authorities have declared a yellow alert in 12 municipalities in the coastal zone.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned that the southern part of El Salvador will continue to be affected by heavy rain.

The center of Tropical Storm Bonnie moved on Sunday through the Pacific, causing heavy rains in southern Mexico, after a rapid passage through Central America.

On Sunday morning, Bonnie was 208 miles south of the Mexican town of Tapachula, with sustained peak winds of 62 miles per hour. It was moving westward at 16 mph.

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