Authorities in nicaragua have declared a state of alert along the country's Pacific coast after heavy rain left at least nine people dead and four missing.
A slight weather improvement allowed civil defense forces to enter some of the most isolated areas on Friday to help residents evacuate.
The fatalities were the result of people crossing rivers in heavy water.
At least 22 homes have been destroyed by the torrential rains.
The official number of people displaced by the floods has risen to 3, 525.
Authorities also report that landslides have destroyed coffee, banana, fruits and grain plantations in the countryside.

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