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Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

What happened this week?

Brazil. 47 municipalities in seven states are in a state of emergency due to various atmospheric phenomena: dry season in the Parana State, hail in Santa Catarina, and intense rain and floods in the state of Amazonas... Read More

Bolivia: 4.6 Earthquake. In three municipalities of La Paz, 106 families have been evacuated due to the collapse of houses and the risk of landslides. The most affected municipalities are: Irupana (South Yungas), Cajuata (Inquisivi), and Cairoma... Read More

Colombia:  Department of Magdalena, Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta: An electric storm in the Kemakumake community caused the death of 11 people and injured 13 who were evacuated by Army helicopters. All the affected belong to the Wiwa ethnic group... Read More

Nicaragua: 10 municipalities affected by floods. Two injured and one dead, 1207 affected families and nearly 100 homes with damages. 17 shelters where 813 people (202 families),. Health care is being provided to the affected. National respons... Read More

Interesting Facts

Warning system for landslide forecast. Early warning system to forecast rainfall-induced landslides... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Disaster Risk Management Latin American and Caribbean. The Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) will hold the "III Regional Seminar on Partnerships between the public and private sectors for Disaster Risk Management."... Read More

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