Eta arrived in Nicaragua on November 3rd, 2020 as a category four hurricane and ripped through Honduras and Guatemala on its path north. Less than two weeks later, Iota – also a category four hurricane – made landfall just 15 miles (24km) south of where Eta had hit.
The torrential rain brought by the almost back-to-back hurricanes caused deadly landslides, flash flooding and destruction.
About half of the Honduras population was impacted by the storms and their aftermath. More than 6,100 homes have been destroyed, and 85,200 were damaged.
It was a necessity for the AWS team to step in and help.