Natural Hazards Monitoring

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Regular updates on natural hazards in the Americas.


 

8 Jun 2021
Unofficial     Severe Weather     Colombia   On 4 June, media reported that the Colombia Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD, per its acronym in Spanish) advised municipal and departmental governments to maintain high alert to severe weather as heavy rains are forecasted over several national territories even though…
7 Jun 2021
Official     Severe Weather     Chile (update)  On 4 June, the Chile Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI, per its acronym in Spanish) reported heavy rains between the Ñuble and Los Lagos region that have impacted various communities. In the communities of Curacautín and Curarrehue, 432 people and 211 people…
3 Jun 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Chile   On 2 June, the Chile Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI, per its acronym in Spanish) reported that due to the overflow of the Toltén and Boldo rivers, and the Coliman and Pirén estuaries in the commune of Toltén, 96 people have been affected and 40 homes have been flooded.…
2 Jun 2021
Unofficial   Severe Weather     Colombia  On 2 May, media reported heavy rains in four municipalities in the department of Antioquia that caused flooding affecting 100 families, damaging 180 homes, injuring one person, and causing the death of one person. The impacted municipalities are Cisneros, Campamento, Arboletes, and…
1 Jun 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Guatemala   On 31 May, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported heavy rains in the Central and Western Plateau on 29-30 May which caused landslides and floods and affected 63,809 people. The departments of Guatemala,…
28 May 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Guatemala   On 27 May, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, as per its acronym in Spanish), reported heavy rains and subsequent flooding in Livingston, Izabal that has affected about 2,370 people and damaged 415 homes. Of the over two thousand people who were…
25 May 2021
Official Severe Weather     Guatemala (update)  On 21 May, the Guatemala National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported heavy rains in the departments of Santa Rosa and Petén that affected 679 people. In Petén, a flood in the village of El Zapotal, San Francisco damaged 36 homes and…
25 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     Guatemala (update)  On 24 May, the Guatemala National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported 14 rain events between 21-24 May affecting 10,571 people, damaging 217 homes, causing the evacuation of 483 people, and injuring 1 person. In the department…
21 May 2021
Unofficial     Severe Weather     Guyana  On 20 May, media reported severe flooding across Region Nine of Guyana that has affected 15,000 people, with evacuations currently underway for the communities most acutely affected by the flooding. Preliminary infrastructural damage assessments have reported severe damage to roads…