A low pressure system moving over the Central American Pacific coastal region is causing intense rainfall in Nicaragua. Several departments "Chinandega, León, Managua, and Matagalpa" have been severely affected by flooding.
Three villages have been engulfed by floods after the Kota Panjang hydro-power station (PLTA) was forced to release water to maintain the water level in the reservoir following high rainfall at upstream areas.
On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide triggered nearly 1.5 KM wide blockage (referred to as the ‘Dam’) across Hunza River and Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad ( Hunza-Nagar district). Loss of life in Attabad was prevented through timely evacuations. However, humanitarian consequences of the