After 25 days of steady rains, which have killed more than 70 people and displaced more than 100,000, Central America is facing crop losses of an estimated $40 million.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/10/04
Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman announced that he will ask for foreign aid to help rebuild flood-ravaged bridges and roads. The government has allocated seven million dollars for emergency purposes, but has not yet released disaster estimates.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/10/03
The region's total death toll was already at 66: authorities said confirmed casualties from the floods rose to 20 in Honduras, 12 in Guatemala, 13 in Nicaragua, 10 in El Salvador, 10 in Costa Rica and one in Panama.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 99/10/01
The death toll from heavy rains drenching Central America rose to 53 Thursday, as health authorities warned of impending deadly diseases.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/10/01
. During the past two weeks, heavy rains have fallen in particular in the western and northern parts of the country and given rise to flooding.