Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Hurricane Felix slams into Central America
Felix hit the Caribbean coastline of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful type of storm, and then weakened to a Category 3 within hours. Despite losing strength, the storm is still battering coastal areas with high winds bringing with it the threat of major flooding. Thousands have fled the area, but many indigenous people are said to be stranded on the Honduran border.
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Preparing its immediate relief efforts to reach an initial 23,000 people with food, water, sanitation services and shelter supplies.
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Sending emergency aid to women and families threatened by storm; also helping victims affectively rebuild their communities on a stronger foundation.
>Read updates from residents and tourists in Central America
>View coverage of the storm
Posted by Network for Good at 8:37 AM