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Nicaragua 8/28/2014

Floods update, Managua. Heavy rains caused damage in 28 localities, leaving 174 houses affected, from flooding to more severe damage. Sixteen houses collapsed. Local response. (m.: El 19 Digital, La Prensa).

Nicaragua 8/28/2014

Floods update, Managua. Heavy rains caused damage in 28 localities, leaving 174 houses affected, from flooding to more severe damage. Sixteen houses collapsed. Local response. (m.: El 19 Digital, La Prensa).



Heavy Rains and Landslides Affect Guatemala

Heavy rains during the week of 7 September 2010, in the Pacific coast of Guatemala, caused landslides and overflowing of rivers, due to soil saturation. According to reports, there were more than 40 deaths, 16 people went missing and more than 50,000 people were affected. A red alert was declared in the affected areas. There was no damage to health facilities, although the road infrastructure was affected.

PAHO/WHO Situation Report - 7 September 2010 (in Spanish)

 

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