El Hogar Community UpdateNovember 20, 2020
The clouds are starting to dissipate and the sun is trying to peek out as Honduras and the rest of Central America emerge after Hurricane Iota, the second hurricane to hit the region in as many weeks. El Hogar is once again fortunate to report that our centers have come through the storm with no more than a few trees down and a lot of mud. We know that many are not as fortunate.
While Hurricane Iota moved more quickly throughout the region than Eta, the already oversaturated ground and heightened river levels caused the worst-hit areas from Eta in the north and western regions to flood again, this time extending damage further than it had two weeks ago.
We now have 22 families in temporary shelters in Tegucigalpa, and we continue to coordinate with local organizations who are providing them with three meals a day. Our staff are working through the phone list to get in touch with our families who live throughout the rest of the country.
Members of our staff have formed a committee to determine how we can use the resources we have to provide relief to our families and the community as we all begin the process of recovery after Eta and Iota.