Hurricane Ida does not affect CFCA members
November 6, 2009
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Hurricane Ida did not impact families served by CFCA when it struck the eastern coast of Nicaragua on Nov. 5, according to early reports from project staff.
Adolfo Hernandez, a staff member in the Managua project, said reports from areas in the path of the hurricane indicated no damage to homes and no personal injuries among the CFCA community.
The hurricane hit land at sunrise about 60 miles northeast of the community of Bluefields, according to the Associated Press. Authorities reported damage to homes, schools and bridges and approximately 3,000 people were evacuated.
CFCA has four subprojects in the Bluefields area with a total of 1,379 sponsored members. Hernandez said there were no reports of injuries or home damage affecting CFCA sponsored members.
Weather forecasters feared that the storm could trigger as much as 20 inches of rain, causing flash floods or mudslides, before weakening to a tropical depression on Nov. 6.