At nine o’clock at night this Friday, July 1, tropical storm Bonnie entered Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica, reported the United States National Hurricane Center (CNH).
“The center of Bonnie makes landfall near the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Tropical storm conditions and heavy rains extending through parts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica,” the CNH reported.
The latest updated report from the CNH details that Bonnie is moving in Nicaraguan territory with sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour, however at this time it is developing over land at a speed of 28 kilometers per hour.
The director of meteorology of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Ineter), Marcio Baca, reported this Friday night that said phenomenon made landfall south of the mouth of the San Juan River in San Juan, Nicaragua.
“Don’t let your guard down”
After the phenomenon entered, the designated vice president, Rosario Murillo, established communication from the official media and called on the families to “not lower their guard” at this time and, on the contrary, encouraged them to continue taking the protection measures that from the public institutions have been practicing.
“The mandate that we all have is the mandate that you yourselves have given us, dear Nicaraguan families, not to lower our guard, take care of ourselves, love ourselves, take into account that growth in terms of learning and protection practices that we have been having throughout education,” Murillo said.
Since the middle of this week, the institutions that make up Sinapred have prepared shelters, carried out evacuations, and suspended sailings, to mitigate the impact of Boonie, the second storm of the 2022 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin.
The Nicaraguan regime made the preparations, even before declaring the green alert, which according to national legislation is decreed when a disaster is probable. Or the yellow alert, which comes into force when a phenomenon tends to grow dangerously.
Tropical Storm #Bonnie Advisory 18: Center of Bonnie Makes Landfall Near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica Border. Tropical Storm Conditions and Heavy Rains Spreading Across Portions of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 2, 2022
For his part, the director of the Observatory of Natural Phenomena (Ofena), pointed out that this tropical phenomenon is expected to make its exit from the national territory this Saturday afternoon through the Pacific Ocean. But meanwhile, the rainy conditions will be presented throughout the country.
“Precipitation conditions are presenting in the North Caribbean, the Mining Triangle, Estelí, Jinotega, Matagalpa, and the area of León and Chinandega with some breezes, also the area of Nueva Guinea, Puerto Morrito and the Southeast of the San Juan River” , warned the expert.