Natural Hazards Monitoring - 24 August, 2021


Severe Weather  


On 23 August, the Guatemala National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported that during the 2021 Rainy Season 492 severe weather events such as floods, subsidence, landslides, and mud flows have been managed by CONRED. In total 12,740 people have received humanitarian aid, 7,028 have been evacuated from their homes, 425 of which have been placed in shelters. According to the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (EDAN, per its acronym in Spanish) 830 homes have sustained slight damage, 1,519 homes have sustained moderate damage, and 97 have sustained severe damage. EDAN has worked to identify the affected families in order to deliver humanitarian aid. The report is available at: CONRED.   


United States of America (Update)  

On 24 August, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported flash flooding across Tennessee beginning on 21 August that has impacted the middle counties of Texas and in particular the city of Waverly in Humphreys County with a population of 4,000. Damage assessments are ongoing in Hickman and Houston counties, however, in total 30-40 people remain missing and of 21 prospective fatalities, 17 are confirmed. There are 4 Red Cross shelters that are operational with 93 occupants in total. In terms of damages, 2 water treatment plants were damaged in Humphreys County and a boil water notice for Waverly city remains in effect. In addition, 3 bridges were washed away in Dickson County and 2,500 people are without electricity. The report is available at: FEMA