Green Alert Extended – Airports Okay

The rainy conditions for over 30 consecutive hours have affected Honduras and forced the Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) to extend the green alert for 24 more hours. The extension of the alert began at 5:00 pm yesterday, and affects the Departments of Atlantida, Cortes, Colon, the Bay Islands, Gracias a Dios, and North Yoro.

The northern area of Honduras is one that has been most affected by the presence of rain and a mass of clouds that the entire country is experiencing in this fourth cold front of the season. The low temperatures, after the cessation of the rains, will continue through the Christmas season.

“It is important to emphasize that rain will continue in the mountain areas for today, besides the seasonal cold,” said Dimas Alonso, of Copeco.

The waves in the Caribbean Sea will continue to range from 6 to 9 feet, while in the Pacific they are expected to reach 3 to 6 feet. Small vessels should avoid activities during the day because the winds will reach well over 40 kilometers per hour.

Copeco commissioner, Julio Cesar Cruz, said that unfortunately, the rains in Tegucigalpa not be significant to mitigate the drought problem afflicting the city.

Civil Aviation Authorities and the Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) reported today, that although there is the alert, it is expected that flights will not suffer any setbacks at any of the airports.

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