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StatusCrisis Alert DateNovember 1, 2023 Region El Salvador

Tropical Storm Pilar

Tropical Storm Pilar caused two deaths in El Salvador as it moved westward away from the Pacific coast of Central America. Pilar brought 2 to 4 inches of additional rainfall, with some areas receiving up to 6 inches, across parts of Central America. This heavy rainfall sometimes leads to flash floods, urban flooding, and mudslides in higher terrain areas. Swells generated by Pilar affected the Pacific coast of Central America, posing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Pilar is the 16th named tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific. Additionally, El Salvador experienced another low pressure weather system following Pilar, increasing the likelihood of significant flooding and mudslides.

Many families in El Salvador were evacuated to 110 open shelters around the country. Americares El Salvador team responded, delivering hygiene kits to the affected families in partnership with the Ministry of the Interior.

Americares team member in blue shirt distributing bucket hygiene kits to three family members - two elderly and one child.
Americares team members distribute hygiene kits to families in El Salvador affected by Tropical Storm Pilar. This effort was jointly organized with the governors of the provinces of la Unión and Usulután (Photo/Raúl Pineda).