Here are some figures from the Salvadoran newspaper, La Prensa, about El Salvador and the rain:
• 32 people have been killed in El Salvador as a result of the rain, the majority died in landslides
• 576 landslides have taken place
• 150,000 people are at risk of being affected by the constant rains that have hit the country this week.
• 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes
• 261 emergency shelters have been set up across the country to house people
• 38 rivers have overflowed
• 2,165 areas in the streets have been damaged
• 3 of the country’s main rains have been closed due to the rain (landslides and debris)
• 0 schools are having classes. Classes are still suspended until further notice
• 102 schools are being used as shelters to house people who’ve been displaced by the rains
• 257 schools in El Salvador have been damaged by the constant rain. Preliminary estimates put the damage at 3 million dollars.
• 42 inches of rain have fallen in the city of Huizúcar, which is close to San Salvador, since last Monday; that’s the most in the country. Here in Berlín we’ve had about 30 inches of rain since last Monday.