Natural Disasters Monitoring

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Regular updates on natural disasters in the Americas.


 

13 May 2021
Official       Severe Weather     Colombia  On 12 May, the European Civil Protection Commission and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) reported heavy rain that has caused flooding and landslides in several Colombian departments. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecasted to continue over more parts of Colombia over the…
11 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     Guatemala   On 10 May, the Guatemala National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported that since the beginning of the rainy season, from early May until the afternoon of 10 May, 23 severe weather incidents have been reported which have affected 16,999…
11 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     Guatemala   On 7 May, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported that in compliance of the Specific Protocol on Rains in the Republic of Guatemala 2021, heavy rains that caused 10 incidents in the national territory were…
7 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     Guadeloupe   On 6 May, the Guatemala National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported that due to heavy rain fall a landslide occurred in Chicacao, Suchitepéquez which subsequently affected 4,000 people. CONRED coordinated with the Road Conservation…
4 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     United States of America   On 4 May, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported severe weather moving through the Southeast and Southern Plains regions into the Great Lakes that resulted in several tornado watches being issued in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas.…
3 May 2021
Official     Wildfire    Guatemala   On 30 April, the Guatemala Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported there were, 465 events related to wildfires were recorded of which 310 occurred in forest areas and 155 in non-forest areas. In total over 6,080 hectares of land in the…
3 May 2021
Official      Severe Weather and Volcano    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (update)  On 29 April 2021, National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines issued a warning advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas as a result of heavy rainfall. The red zone of…
3 May 2021
Official    Volcano    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (update)  On 27 April 2021, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization announced potential danger in the red and orange zones due to an increased risk of lahar mudflows. The flows pose a risk to those wishing to visit the area, so as a…
3 May 2021
Official    Severe Weather   Guatemala (update) On 23 April, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported that during the last week (16-23 April), the Guatemalan territory has been affected by the beginning of the rainy season. Incidents have occurred associated with rains, landslides, floods and strong winds…