A military police team evacuate an elderly man from his submerged home in Jerusalen, Honduras, during flooding caused by Hurricane Iota in November of 2020.
Rene Artuo Lopez Roques drags on a cigarette as he overlooks the ruins of his third home lost to the waters of the Chamelecón River in 30 years. “We stay here because we’re poor,” he said, standing in the mud deposited by Hurricane Eta in early November 2020. “We cannot afford to go anywhere else.”
A tractor transports evacuees through rushing water in Jerusalen, Honduras, following flooding from Hurricane Iota in November 2020.
Fire crews help evacuees through rushing water in Jerusalen, Honduras, following Hurricane Iota. Only two weeks prior, Hurricane Eta saturated this low lying area in the northwest of the country.
Andony Albaraldo Leiba and his wife Doris Marleny Zubiga stand in front of their flooded home in the Los Castanos neighborhood of Choloma, Honduras.
La Lima, Honduras, sits under 10 feet (3 meters) of water after waters from Hurricane Eta breached the levee surrounding the town in November 2020.
Residents of La Lima, Honduraas, have been forced to live in temporary shelters along the roadside. The town was flooded when waters from the Chamelecon River breached the levee and filled the town following Hurricanes Eta and Iota.
Elio Gomez stands on the breached levee (background) in La Lima, Honduras, assessing the flooded town following Hurricane Iota.
A boy holds a kitten as he walks among drying wash in a school converted to a family shelter to house those displaced by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Choloma, Honduras.
A man walks his bicycle along a flooded road outside Choloma, Honduras, following Hurricane Iota in November 2020.