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Tropical Storm Pilar Dumps Heavy Rains on Central America Leaving at Least 2 Dead

Tropical Storm Pilar Dumps Heavy Rains on Central America Leaving at Least 2 Dead

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 07:00 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Tropical Storm Pilar lashed Central America on Tuesday with heavy rains that have been blamed for two deaths in El Salvador as the storm meanders off the Pacific coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Tuesday that Pilar was located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of San Salvador with winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and was moving east-northeast at 3 mph (6 kph).

The storm was expected to maintain that general track Tuesday, stall for a day or more just off the coast and then abruptly turn around and head back out to sea Thursday without making landfall, the center said.

The storm was forecast to dump five to 10 inches (12-24 centimeters) of rain from El Salvador to Costa Rica with as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) in some areas.

There was off and on rain in El Salvador Tuesday, but no evacuations had been ordered.

A 24-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were swept away by swollen streams Sunday in the province of La Union, according to Fermín Pérez, the assistant director of El Salvador’s civil defense office. Pérez said their bodies were found Monday.

El Salvador’s government put the country on alert Sunday and Congress declared a national emergency, which allows civil defense authorities to force evacuations for people who are at risk.

Classes were suspended across the country until Wednesday and some 100 shelters were prepared.

Farther up the Pacific coast Mexican authorities continued recovery efforts after Category 5 Hurricane Otis slammed into Acapulco last week killing at least 46 and leaving dozens missing.

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Tropical Storm Pilar lashed Central America on Tuesday with heavy rains that have been blamed for two deaths in El Salvador as the storm meanders off the Pacific coast.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Tuesday that Pilar was located about 160 miles (260...
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