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El Salvador worried about hurricane Beryl

San Salvador, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The government is keeping El Salvador under alert due to the advance of Hurricane Beryl in the Caribbean, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), Fernando Lopez, said today.

We are worried about the ‘monstrous’ Beryl that is advancing through the eastern Caribbean, the minister stressed when appearing in the interview program Frente a Frente (Face to Face) of the Salvadoran Telecorporacion (TCS) to report on the latest weather events that affected the country and what is expected in the coming weeks.

The concern is such that the official compared Beryl’s trajectory hurricane Micht, which between October and November 1998 hit the region with considerable damages.

Losses in El Salvador were estimated at 175 deaths, hundreds of missing persons, 80,000 victims, more than 10,000 houses damaged and seven percent of the schools destroyed.

According to the National Emergency Committee (COEN), 60 percent of the destruction was located in Bajo Lempa, Usulután, San Miguel and Ahuachapán.

According to forecasts, there is a possibility that a new storm may emerge in the next few days south of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean.