Category Archives: Disasters

Natural and man made disasters.

EXPLOSION AT SANTA ANA MARKET

Around 14 were injured in the explosion.

Comandos de Salvamento of Santa Ana responded to an explosion caused by a propane tank at a local restaurant in the Santa Ana Market.

Hecho ocurrió esta mañana en el Mercado Municipal de Santa Ana, en la hora que decenas de personas realizaban sus compras para el mediodía, cuando se escuchó la detonación que voló techos y láminas de algunos puestos cercanos. The explosion blew the roof off other smaller businesses that were close. Many from the market fled  out of panic asking others to help with the injured.

Other EMS teams and the local Fire Dept. arrived on scene while the Comandos triaged the injury and transported most to the San Juan de Dios Hospital.

TRAGEDY IN NEJAPA/RECOVERY IN PROCESS

Landslide in Nejapa. A Mass Casualty Incident.

Since this last Thursday night, more than 100 of our volunteers have been currently recovering victims from a landslide that covered homes in Nejapa north of San Salvador in the  neighborhoods of Los Angelitos 1 and 2 . 9 bodies have so far been recovered  of around 30 that are missing.  We are working side by side with family members, Red Cross, National Firefighters in coordination with the National Response Emergency System .

Families affected have been sheltered in the polideportivo and also local churches .  Donations acquired by CDS are being coordinated by our staff in order to bring clothes, food, and disposable diapers for babies.

Comandos will continue over the next days to continue searching for the missing.

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FAMILY EVACUATIONS IN TEPECOYO

Comandos de Salvamento evacuate 20 people due to flooding.

Comandos de Salvamento y Policía Nacional Civil of  Tepecoyo, La Libertad, evacuated more than 20 people from  Cantón Los Alpes, Asentamiento EL Refugio due to heavy rains that have hit the area over the last couple of hours due to the tropical storms that have come up from Nicaragua. The elderly, women and children were taken to a makeshift shelter at the Tepecoyo school which local authorities had set up.

The National Emergency system contacted CDS volunteers and outlying bases to be on standby over the next few days.

WINDS DAMAGE HOMES IN ALEGRÍA USULUTÁN

Comandos de Salvamento of Alegría, were alerted about the high that caused damage to many houses in Barrio El Calvario and Caserío Potrerío, Cantón Quebracho, de Alegría, Departamento of Usulután

Fallen trees also block the highway from Alegria to Berlin and other neighborhood access roads. Comandos collaborated with Civil Municipal Protection teams to assist the public.

Fire Destroys Pallet Factory

Volunteer CDS workers give a local bombero a break by holding the hose.

A large fire destroyed a pallet manufacturing plant this afternoon near KM 26 along the Highway between San Salvador and Sonsonate near Lourde, Colón, in the dept of La Libertad.

The fire started at the Tarimas El Angel business mid day and employees tried to put it out but instead decided to save their lives instead. Comandos arrived in order to manage crowd control and help local firefighters control the fire.  5 ambulances, 3 water tanks, and 2 firetrucks were on scene to support.

Comandos are trained to fight fires.