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13,000 affected by rains; death toll reaches 5

The death toll rose to five dead and there are 3,050 homes affected by floods throughout the country, according to official data.

At least 13,000 people have been affected by the low-pressure system in the Pacific that since Wednesday caused rains throughout the country, reported the Government.

Several people walk with blankets and provision for a flooded street after a channel overflowed yesterday in the municipality of Tipitapa.

The National System for the Prevention of Mitigation and Disaster Response (Sinapred) told the official media that there are five deaths due to the climatic phenomenon, they were Jefferson Flores Díaz, a fisherman who died in Chinandega, Jerlin Castro who was dragged by a river in Jinotega and Marvin Guido, who was also dragged by a river in Boaco.

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Sleeping with her son in the middle of the rain, nothing stops he from keeping her sales stand going. Facebook

Yesterday, the corpse of Juan Ramírez Urbina, 45 years old, originally from Teustepe, was found. On Saturday afternoon he was swept by the La Coca river while he tried to cross it. One more person died in Siuna, who is still unidentified, due to the rains.

On Sunday the rains paused in most areas of the country.  Despite the diminished rains, only light rain fell mostly in the west, the Government decided to maintain the yellow alert.

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According to official reports, a total of 3,123 families in 3,050 homes – some 13,000 people – were affected in 12 departments (provinces).

Three of the homes were totally destroyed and 54 resulted in partial damage and the rest with minor damages.

Many of the evacuees had already returned home on Sunday.

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