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1

What year did it happen?

1998

2

Which to countries did it affect worst?

Honduras and Nicaragua

3

How many roads were unstable in Nicaragua?

70%

4

How many were killed in Nicaragua?

3000

5

What happened to farming in Nicaragua?

Crops failed and 50,000 animals affected

6

How many bridges were destroyed in Nicaragua?

71

7

How many bridges were damaged in Nicaragua?

17,600

8

How many schools were damaged/destroyed in Nicaragua?

340

9

How many health centres were damaged in Nicaragua?

90

10

By how much did the GDP of Nicaragua grow?

4% only

11

What happened to exports in Nicaragua?

Corn and rice exports dropped

12

What was the cost to Nicaragua?

$1.2 billion

13

What impact did it have in Nicaragua on children and farming?

No. Children on farms increased by 8%.

Means a lower QoL

14

How much infrastructure was destroyed in Honduras?

70-80%

15

How many were killed in Honduras?

7000 killed

16

How many crops were destroyed in Honduras?

70%

17

How many houses were damaged in Honduras?

50,000

18

How many houses were destroyed in Honduras?

35,000

19

How many schools were damaged in Honduras?

20%

20

How many health centres were damaged in Honduras?

117

21

How many hospitals were damaged in Honduras?

6

22

How was farming GDP affected in Honduras?

1998 - farming 27% GDP
2000 - farming 18% GDP

23

How was Honduras GDP and its growth affected?

Estimated to increase by 5% but on did 3%

24

What were the repair costs in Honduras?

$439 million

25

What did the president of Honduras say?

Hurricane had destroyed 50 years worth of development.