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Guatemala 1/27/2015

Low temperatures. The departments of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala have sheltered nearly 2 thousand 500 people thus far in 2015 to protect them from by the low temperatures.   The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has set up 14 shelters throughout the country (m:.Publinews).

Guatemala 1/27/2015

Low temperatures. The departments of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala have sheltered nearly 2 thousand 500 people thus far in 2015 to protect them from by the low temperatures.   The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has set up 14 shelters throughout the country (m:.Publinews).



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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