From San Andres (don't know exact location):I have a friend who lives on San Andrés. The island took a pretty good hit. She said it was "horrible" and that she and her family didn't sleep at all before and during Iota passing nearby. The island has pretty extensive damage and it's so far away from the Colombian mainland that getting supplies and resources into San Andrés is a major challenge. Not to mention, the Colombian government doesn't exactly excel at handling natural disasters.
. . . the national government hopes to reach the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia tomorrow with humanitarian aid.
Damage in St Andrew'sThe hurricane also caused great property damage on the island of San Andrés, one of the jewels of tourism in the Colombian Caribbean, but the destruction was less than that suffered by Providencia, a turquoise-blue paradise island located about 90 kilometers to the northeast.
Probably a stupid question, but why was not upwelling from Eta a weakening factor here?