Final Update: June 8, 2020
The rainfall received during this storm was equivalent to 10% of the usual amount for the entire rainy season. A total of 746 beneficiaries and their families were impacted by the storm. The Child Development Centers supported the affected families using Disaster Relief Funds.
Thank you for your prayers for the beneficiaries, families and church partners. Please continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19 and the multiple storms.
Update #2: June 4, 2020
Nationwide, almost 30,000 families have been impacted by Tropical Storm Amanda. So far, 722 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. Some Child Development Centers have become temporary shelters for affected families. They are utilizing Disaster Relief Funds to support immediate relief efforts.
Please pray for the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners as they recover from damages and losses. Also, pray that the rains will stop and beneficiaries are protected from any health concerns often caused by rainy conditions.
Update #1: June 3, 2020
To date, 102 beneficiaries have been affected. The affected beneficiaries and families are living in temporary shelters. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are utilizing Crisis Relief funds to provide relief support. The CDCs plan to also use Crisis Intervention funds for further disaster response recovery efforts.
Please continue to pray for safety and provision for the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners. Also, please pray that this doesn’t worsen the COVID-19 situation in El Salvador.
Disaster Alert: June 2, 2020
Tropical Storm Amanda is actually a continuation of the Tropical Depression that occurred in late May. The storm caused extensive damage through flooding and landslides, particularly in the coastal and mountainous areas. Thousands of people took refuge in shelters.
So far, two Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 78 beneficiaries have been affected. The CDCs are utilizing Crisis Relief funds to support affected beneficiaries and their families. Impact assessment is still in progress.
Please pray for the safety and provision of beneficiaries, families and church partners in El Salvador.