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Flooding and Mudslides

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Flooding and Mudslides

This has been on the news lately regarding El Salvador. Does Flooding and Mudslides occur frequently in this part of the world?

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1. Re: Flooding and Mudslides

El Salvador is rather hilly, so there are streams running around and when it rains hard it may flood, or denuded hills may have mudslides. With Hurricane Ida (the previous one), it was rather localized (in San Vicente) so it depends on where you want to go. The direct connection between the airport and La Libertad beaches (El Tunco, etc) was severed by Hurricane Ida, because an important bridge was washed out, and that means Airport (Comalapa) to San Salvador capital city (50 kms) and then to La Libertad (35 kms) instead of maybe only 40 kms direct. Also, on the worst days of the current Agatha storm (which has already passed), schools were closed (so I suspect national parks were also closed). I just went yesterday from San Salvador to the Airport to catch a plane and it was OK.

The thing is: much of flooding and mudslides is very localized, and may not impact your travelling - but from time to time it may (the continuous raining for 3 days for Agatha, which closed many services). It also only happens in the rainy season (El Salvador is one of the countries with more sun in the world).

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