I lived in the city of Guayaquil for roughly 7 years with my family, and today after reading a headline about serious flooding, I had memories of me navigating through flooding roads in 1998. The flood I saw caught me by surprise, I promised myself that I would find a way to track the weather so that myself and my family would not be caught unprepared for strong storms. Now fourteen years later, I read a storm from a online weather new source, the exact area I used to live in and other parts of Ecuador is seeing terrible life threatening weather and the news is reporting about twenty people have died. However I learned that this part of the country does see regular flooding, just that it was worsened by the effects of El Niño and La Niña.
Here is a video from another area in Ecuador, this is a small town far from the major cities.