EMTs from CDS attended to more than one hundred and fifty people that had to be saved from imminent danger due to the strong storm that hit the capitol of San Salvador.
At about 6:20 pm units from CDS headed towards Villa Esperanza on the KM 34 highway that goes from San Juan Opico to Quetzaltepeque to evacuate 45 people from their residences that were in danger due to an overflowing creek flooding their temporary homes. The rising waters of about 50 cm worried the residents that opted out to stay in the zone waiting for the water to level off.
During these rescue operations, 24 yo Roberto Guardado was attended too. He was driving a motorcycle along with his partner, 29 yo Xiomara Beatriz Vásquez and did not realize what he was driving into and crashed. Both were taken to Fosalud de Quezaltepequefor medical attention.
At about the same time, CDS helped a driver of a vehicle with license plates 568-424, who had become trapped inside his car, without it starting, due to getting stuck in the middle of the flood. Another CDS rescue event happened at the entrance to colonia Sierra Morena where a microbus that transported more than 20 members of the Church of Cannan were rescued when they were trapped in their vehicle in a deep area of the flooding street at the entrance to the colonia. The evangelicals were taken out one by one from the microbus to be brought to a safe zone while the water level stabilized. They then could retrieve there vehicle. A similiar event happened when about 45 passengers of the route 29 bus with plates AB 70-511 experienced some anguised minutes of being trapped at the entrance to colonia Santa Lucía where year after year there are constant floodings during strong storms.
According to the driver, the force of the current had suprised him, leaving him and his passengers trapped in the middle of the flood. CDS rescue workers arrived to help.
In addition, EMTS from CDS outstation Antiguo Cuscatlan warned vehicles that were traveling south on Highway lane leading from west to east, about a crack that was formed on the stretch of road near the democracy tower that reached close to three meters and 40 centimeters wide.
Traffic during the great storm was suspended to avoid any tragedy.