US Army Helps Rescue Stranded Victims of Tropical Depression Eta

At least 13 people have died following flooding and landslides in Honduras caused by Tropical Depression Eta as of November 5.

Many people in Honduras have been forced to leave their homes due to rising floodwaters. Tu Nova reported that President Juan Orlando Hernández requested support from civilian personnel and private companies to provide boats that can navigate difficult locations to remove people as soon as possible.

This clip shows the US Army’s Joint Task Force-Bravo conducting a helicopter rescue on November 5. The Task Force said they were assisting the Honduran government with rescue operations.

“We have stood by Honduras for almost 40 years and we stand by you today,” they wrote on Facebook.

According to its website, JTF-Bravo is headquartered at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and “organizes multilateral exercises and supports, in cooperation with partner nations, counter transnational organized crime, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, and defense institution building to promote regional cooperation and security in Central America.” Credit: Joint Task Force-Bravo via Storyful