Daniel Ortega’s regime declared a green and yellow alert this afternoon in Nicaraguan territory due to the passage of tropical storm Bonnie, which is already in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.
In the statement issued by the National Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Attention System (Sinapred) it is directed “to declare an alert system in the national territory. The Sinapred Co-directorates through their delegates in the regions must inform the local authorities and the members of the work commissions to take preventive measures in the face of what it could imply; adjust plans and responses to hurricanes, floods and landslides, identification of vulnerable individuals, families and communities».
Nicaraguan authorities reported that the phenomenon strengthened and became Tropical Storm Bonnie. The impact of the cyclone is expected to be between 7 or 8 p.m. this Friday, July 1.
On the forecast track, Bonnie will move across the southwestern Caribbean Sea starting today Friday, cross southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica by night, and emerge over the eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday and may strengthen to become hurricane over its waters.
Nicaragua has more than 300 temporary shelter centers ready and they have indefinitely suspended sailing in the 11 most important ports in both the Caribbean and Pacific, according to official information.
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A citizen of the department of Rivas consulted by Article 66 He explained that “here in Sapoá no one has been sheltered because no one wants to leave their little things. My house is flooded because it is in poor condition, but I have nowhere to go because I am alone, and I consider that it is unnecessary to go to the Mayor’s Office. The citizen said that the evacuations continue, but the majority of the inhabitants do not have a place to take refuge.
According to experts, Bonnie’s passage will be felt in northern Colombia and more intensely in Nicaragua and Costa Rica with rains, which could lead to flash floods, winds and storm surge.