October 17, 2022 - Final Update
Heavy rains related to the remnants of Hurricane Julia resulted in river overflow, road blockages, and flooding. A total of 849 participants and their families were impacted during this storm. The Compassion El Salvador National Office Disaster Response Teams provided support during the emergency, monitoring the situation, providing first aid, evaluating damages, evacuating the affected families, and providing food and temporary shelter. They continue to monitor and support each of the affected families.
Thank you for praying for the affected participants, caregivers, and staff in this area as they repair the damages and return to their homes.
October 13, 2022
After hitting Nicaragua as a Hurricane on October 9, 2022, Hurricane Julia brought a considerable amount of rain to El Salvador. By late Monday, the system had been downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved along the coast of El Salvador, bringing life-threatening flooding and the risk of landslides to the region. It caused dangerous floods and mudslides causing injuries, damage homes and businesses, and blocked roads. To date, 832 participants and their families in El Salvador have been impacted by this storm.
The Compassion El Salvador National Office and Child Development Centers (CDCs) are continuing to monitor the situation and report the needs of the participants and their families.
Please pray for the health and safety of our participants, caregivers, and staff in this area.