Natural Hazards Monitoring - 13 May 2022


Severe Weather  

Guatemala (Update)  

On 12 May, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED per its acronym in Spanish) provided an update related to the 2022 rainy season. As of 12 May, there have been 27 weather related incidents affecting the departments of Alta Verapaz, El Progreso, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Quiché, Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, Santa Rosa, and Suchitepéquez. In total, 10,965 people were affected, 50 were evacuated, and 590 people were provided with care. In addition, 100 houses reported light to moderate damage, and 10 roads were affected. The report is available at CONRED.  



United States of America (Update)  

On 13 May, the United States, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided an update on fires occurring in New Mexico and California. The Coastal Fire in Orange, California has burned 200 acres and is 15% contained. There are 5,200 residents under mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders, 2,100 houses are threatened, 11 houses were damaged, and 20 houses were destroyed. The Cerro Pelado Fire in Sandoval, New Mexico has burned 43,887 acres and is 19% contained. There are 10,402 houses under voluntary evacuation orders, 1,619 houses under ready voluntary evacuations, and 733 residents under mandatory evacuation orders. The fire has burned 652 acres of Pueblo de Cochiti land and 2,972 acres of Pueblo of Jemez land and the fire is now 17-20 miles from the Pueblo proper border. The Hermit’s Peak Fire in San Miguel, New Mexico has burned 22,871 acres and is 30% contained. There are 25,939 residents under mandatory evacuation orders, and 4,256 homes are under Go mandatory evacuation orders. There are 22,070 houses being threatened, 10 houses and 6 structures were damaged, and 242 houses and 162 structures were destroyed. There have been 34 injuries reported. The report is available at FEMA.