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Help sought for hurricane victims in Central America

Storms Eta and Iota made landfall in same area 14 days apart

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Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

Photographer: COURTESY

Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

Photographer: COURTESY

Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

Photographer: COURTESY

Image of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta in the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua, provided by Father Flavio Murillo, vicar general of the diocese. Eta struck as a Category 4 storm Nov. 3, 2020. A second hurricane, Iota, struck the same area 14 days later.

MIAMI | For the second time in two weeks, hurricanes have made landfall in Nicaragua and Honduras. Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America Nov. 3, 2020, as a devastating category 4 storm. Fourteen days later, Nov. 17, 2020, Hurricane Iota struck the same area again, also as a category 4 storm.

Reports coming from Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala show complete destruction of homes and neighborhoods. Landslides caused by the heavy rain also have killed at least 100 people. 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami is asking for your support to help the victims of Eta and Iota. 100% of your donation to Catholic Charities will go toward local Caritas organizations in those countries to help alleviate the suffering.

Donations can be made by going to: www.ccadm.org.

This article was updated Nov. 17, 2020. 

Comments from readers

PAUL Schlachter - 11/18/2020 01:47 PM
Their need is incredible. And we who have escaped the worst in the season are in an even better position to help.

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