Flooding Caused by El Nino Affects 17 Provinces in Ecuador

Intense rain and flooding brought by El Nino have affected seventeen provinces on Ecuador from February 20, Jorge Carrillo, the country’s Risk Management Secretary said.

Some areas received more than 165 mm (6.5 inches) of rain between Monday afternoon and Tuesday early morning, according to Inamhi, Ecuador’s meteorological service.

The rain continued on Tuesday evening, the service said.

Footage shared by the Zonal Coordination of Manabi and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas provinces shows flooded street and houses in Estancia Vieja, a village in Portoviejo, located in the Manabi Province. Credit: @ECU911PVO via Storyful

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