US to provide $17M in relief to Central America in hurricane aftermath

The United States will be devoting $17 million in humanitarian relief for the countries affected by Hurricanes Iota and Eta, storms that both reached Category 4 strength.

Approximately 40 people died from Iota, and over 130 were reportedly killed from Eta, according to ABC News. Dozen were reported missing due to mudslides and floods. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the aid via Twitter on Saturday.

“Our prayers are with the people of Central America and Colombia suffering from the impacts of Hurricanes Iota and Eta. The people of the U.S. are behind you,” Pompeo wrote. “We are mobilizing U.S. military rescue craft and $17 million
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