Natural Hazards Monitoring

Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Regular updates on natural hazards in the Americas.


 

12 Jan 2022
Official   Severe Weather     United States of America (Update)   On 12 January the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA, as per its acronym in Spanish), provided an update to the heavy rain, snowfall, and flooding that have been occurring in Washington State since 10 January. Although heavy rain has…
12 Jan 2022
Official   Severe Weather     Brazil (Update)   On 7 January, the Brazil Government of Bahia provided an update to the effect of the heavy rainfall that has been ongoing since 28 November in the state of Bahia. There are currently 61,551 people who have been displaced, 520 people have been injured, 26 people have died, and…
8 Jan 2022
Official    Severe Weather     Guatemala   On 4 January, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED as per its acronym in Spanish) reported heavy rainfall that caused 7 floods in the department of Izabal. In total, 71 people were evacuated and housed in shelters, 3 people were injured,…
8 Jan 2022
Official    Severe Weather     Guatemala (Update)  On 5 January, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED as per its acronym in Spanish) reported that due to low temperatures in several areas of Guatemala, a total of 2,029 people have been housed in 10 shelters around the country. The…
4 Jan 2022
Official   Wildfire    United States of America (Update)   On 4 January, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that the Marshall Fire in Boulder, Colorado is now 100% contained and has burned a total of 6,026 acres since it began on 30 December. There remain approximately 7,000 residents…
3 Jan 2022
Official     Severe Weather     Brazil (Update)  On 31 December, the Brazil Government of Bahia provided updated information of the impact of the heavy rains and flooding in Bahia State that occurred since 28 November. In total there are 661,208 people who were affected, 90,490 people were displaced, 517 people…
31 Dec 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Brazil   On 28 December, the Brazil Government of Bahia reported that due to heavy and persistent rainfall that began on 28 November in Bahia state 471,009 people have been affected of which 62,796 were displaced from their homes. To date, 21 people have died and 136 municipalities are under a…
29 Dec 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Brazil (Update)   On 28 December, the Brazil Government of Bahia reported that new measures will be put in place to assist those who have been affected by the heavy rainfall in the state. Financial aid to affected families will be distributed along with 1,000 refrigerators that have been…
29 Dec 2021
Official   Severe Weather     Brazil (Update)  On 26 December, Brazil Government of Bahia reported that due to persistent flooding and heavy rains in the state, 47 more municipalities were declared to be under a state of emergency. In total there are now 72 municipalities under a state of emergency in Bahia. The…