Advisory: Hurricane Michael in Honduras - October 2018 - Compassion International

Advisory: Hurricane Michael in Honduras - October 2018

  |   Posted: October 11, 2018   |   Updated: November 14, 2018

The rains have stopped. All of the beneficiaries and their families are in good health, and many of them have returned to their homes. Some are seeking support from the city to help them find a location to build a new house. In total, 369 beneficiaries were affected. Child Development Centers provided food, water, shelter, and bedding for those affected. Please pray those affected as they continue to recover from the damages.

Update #2: November 8, 2018

There are currently no families sheltering in schools. Several beneficiaries have suffered damage to their homes. Most beneficiaries’ families have completed cleaning their homes and have returned. Other families are staying with friends or relatives or living in shelters. All beneficiaries are in good health. At the moment, the rains have ceased. So far, 301 beneficiaries have been reported as affected. Staff from Child Development Centers (CDCs) are visiting affected beneficiaries and supporting them with food and basic supplies. Please continue to pray for affected beneficiaries and their families.

Update #1: October 12, 2018

Local authorities, government agencies, and the Permanent Commission of Contingencies are providing assistance to those affected by the storm in Honduras over the weekend. Some beneficiaries and their families are staying in schools set up as temporary shelters. Others, who do not live in high-risk areas, have returned home. Child Development Centers (CDCs) have provided mattresses, food supplies, hygiene kits, and water bottles to children and their families. Church members have also been visiting them for spiritual support. Please continue to pray for the children and their families as they recover from the storm.

Disaster Alert: October 11, 2018

Over the weekend, Hurricane Michael (previously Tropical Storm Michael) brought heavy rains, severe flooding, and landslides to Honduras. The central and southern parts of the country were impacted the most. Local authorities opened several schools as temporary shelters. Impact details are not available at this time. The Compassion Honduras national office estimates over 80 beneficiaries are affected. They have coordinated support for affected beneficiaries using Compassion Disaster Relief funds and local resources. The greatest needs have been for temporary shelter, food, water, hygiene kits, clothing, and school supplies. Please pray for beneficiaries in this area to be safe and comforted in the midst of this disaster. Compassion Honduras will keep us updated as more information becomes available.