Natural Hazards Monitoring

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Regular updates on natural hazards in the Americas.


 

5 Dec 2022
Official   Severe weather   Colombia (update) On 5 December 2022, the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD per its acronym in Spanish) provided information regarding the rainy season and the La Niña phenomenon. According to the report, in the municipality of Pueblo Rico, Risaralda Department…
23 Nov 2022
Official  Severe weather   Guatemala (Update)   On 23 November 2022, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED per its acronym in Spanish), provided an update indicating, to date, 5,139 incidents related to heavy rains have been reported in Guatemala. Between 1 April…
21 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather Saint Lucia On 20 November 2022, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provided information on the flash floods occurring in November in Saint Lucia. Around of 200 families had to evacuate their homes and at least 5,500 people were affected in the communities of Corinth, Bois…
18 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather Panama On 18 November 2022, the Nacional System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC per its acronym in Spanish) of Panama reported that heavy rains caused the overflow of the La Villa, Tonosí, and Cacao rivers in the provinces of Herrera and Los Santos. In Herrera province, over 25 families in the sectors of Mama Chagua,…
14 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather Colombia (Update)  On 13 November 2022, the Colombia Civil Protection reported that due to the heavy rain in Bogota in the last 72 hours 3 homes collapses, another 6 were damaged and left at risk of collapse and 84 families were evacuated. In the department of Chocó, heavy rains caused the overflow of the…
11 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather Guatemala (Update)  On 11 November 2022, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED per its acronym in Spanish), provided an update indicating, to date, 5,119 incidents related to heavy rains have been reported in Guatemala (457 increase since the 28…
10 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather United States of America On 10 November 2022, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provided information on Tropical Storm Nicole’s passage in Florida, United States. It has been declared as an emergency for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As of 10 November, mandatory and…
9 Nov 2022
Official Severe weather  Colombia On 9 November 2022, the Colombia National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD per its acronym in Spanish), provided information on heavy rains that affected Cartagena, Colombia. As of 9 November 2022, more than 12,000 people were affected and at least 95 emergencies were reported. According to a…
8 Nov 2022
Official Wildfire  Peru On 7 November 2022, the Peru National Institute of Civil Protection (INDECI per its acronym in Spanish), provided information on the wildfire affecting the Huamanquiquia District, Ayacucho Department. To date, 26 homes were destroyed, 85 people were affected, and 70 hectares of natural cover…