Weather Alerts in Honduras

Authorities of the Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) on Friday, October 14, 2011, enacted a yellow alert for 48 hours for the departments of Choluteca and Valle, due to constant rains that are falling in those areas.

The surf is above normal, i.e. between 8 and 10 feet, so the fishermen in the Gulf of Fonseca are warned to take all precautions.
Copeco advises that the National Weather Service (NWS), predicts that the rains will continue to affect the whole country, particularly in the South.

In addition, a Green alert has been issued by Copeco for the departments of Además, Olancho, El Paraíso, Cortés, Atlántida, Comayagua, La Paz, Francisco Morazán, Yoro, Ocotepeque, Copán, Intibucá, Lempira, Colón and Santa Bárbara.

The Permanent Contingency Commission recommends the general public be alert to the increased flow of rivers, creeks or streams and to refrain from crossing them.

Similarly, people living in areas vulnerable to floods and landslides remain vigilant as to rivers, streams and creeks as well as the stability of slopes near their home. The continuing rains this could cause landslides and flooding because of the soil saturation.

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