4 Ways USAID is Responding to Hurricanes Iota and Eta

Speeches Shim

Monday, November 23, 2020
USAID deployed an elite Disaster Assistance Response Team on November 17 to lead the U.S. response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
Photo credit: USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

On November 16, Hurricane Iota made landfall as a category 5 storm with sustained winds of nearly 155 mph. This comes just two weeks after Hurricane Eta brought heavy rains, severe flooding, and landslides to many of the same areas. An estimated 4.9 million people were affected by Hurricane Eta alone and more than 260,000 people across Latin America have sought the safety of evacuation shelters.

Read how USAID is helping communities affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota:

Last updated: November 23, 2020

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