Vol. 9 No. 2 (2022): Hurricanes ETA and IOTA in Honduras November 2020
Hurricanes ETA and IOTA in Honduras November 2020

This monographic issue is about Hurricanes ETA and IOTA in Honduras November 2020. Honduras has been struck by two hurricanes, Fifi (1974) a category 4 hurricane and Mitch (1998) a category 5, of which the latter is still the main topic on Honduran disaster management and disaster relief experience. Remembrance of Hurricane Mitch is still present in pending reconstruction projects which today remain incomplete. Although there are many lessons learned from past Disaster Management opportunities most have been forgotten over time. Many have been the efforts to avoid a second Hurricane Mitch scenario, for which a Disaster Risk Preparedness Assessment of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras has been reviewed. We will analyze the pre-disaster conditions, neglected vulnerability and socioeconomic factors that contribute to making Honduras a highly disaster prone country. Finally, we discuss on the events and future preparations that should be considered during the pre and post disaster management preparation.