Hurricane Eta first hit Nicaragua on 3rd November as a major hurricane with winds of 140mph and torrential rains. It then weakened into a tropical depression as it moved into neighbouring Honduras and later Guatemala. In Guatemala, almost 100 people remain missing today, feared to be buried by a landslide.
Our ministry partner, Potter’s House, was particularly concerned about Chiquimula, where it has a community centre and many projects. The region was badly affected when Hurricane Eta caused the river Jupilingo (pictured below) to flood. The river runs alongside the towns of Camotan and Jocotan. Potter’s House organised to send a truck to these towns, filled with food and supplies for families seeking protection in shelters.