Around 365 people were evacuated from their homes last Thursday, July 25. These measurements were taken after a heavy flooding in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, said an official source.
Previously the authorities pointed out that the Prinzapolka river overflowed and Laguna de Perlas communities were threatened by the growth of the rivers Wawashang, Kung Kung and Grande de Matagalpa.
The people of at least four locations in central Caribbean coast of Nicaragua were forced to leave their homes.
“We have in Prinzapolka a new focus of involvement, the river (of the same name) overflowed, the water reached the town,” said the First Lady and coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo, through official media.
Murillo added that the situation in Bluefields, El Tortuguero and Kukra Hill, all belong to the South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), continues as of last Wednesday, with more than 100 refugees families. In this report added that the floods caused by heavy rains have left 15 people dead and affected more than 12,052, of which 1,660 are in 13 temporary shelters.