Natural disasters in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is also affected by natural disasters, especially hurricanes. Some previously recorded natural disasters in this area would be the:
Central America Hurricane of 1941
The Central America Hurricane of 1941 was a powerful category 3 hurricane and the deadliest hurricane of the 1941 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane killed 50 people, most of them at sea.
The town of Cape Gracias was leveled by the hurricanes 120 mph winds, most of the buildings including a weather station were ether severely damaged or destroyed. There were only three deaths from the hurricane, thanks to an early warning system. Along the coast, the storm brought a storm surge of 2 meters which caused severe damage to coastal communities.
If you are in the area and need to contact the emergency services you can call
Ambulance: 265 1761
Fire brigade: 265 2373