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Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015

What happened this week?

Brazil: Eight municipalities of five states are in state of emergency due to weather damages: Francisco Sá (MG), Guaraciama (MG), Vitória da Conquista (BA), Barra de São Francisco (ES), and Monte Azul (MG) have been affected by drought; Alenquer (PA) and Içara (SC) are facing flooding while Mafra (SC) was hit by a windstorm... Read More

  • Chihuahua, Mexico: At least five municipalities - Jimenez, Chihuahua, Parral, Balleza, and Boycona – were affected by heavy rains, resulting in flooding and 216 damaged houses across the five municipalities. A state of emergency has been requested by the Governor, Cesar Duarte for these areas... Read More
  • San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas: A tornado accompanied by hail affected 11 settlements in the municipality on Friday, July 3. Resources such as sheets, blankets, medicines, and food will be distributed to those in need... Read More 

United States: Idaho. A total of 1,200 acres have burned since the start of a wildfire on Sunday, July 5, near Bayview, Idaho. Six homes were destroyed and 281 are threatened.  As of now, the fire is yet to be contained. A mandatory evacuation is in place for 300 people, as the fire is moving towards Bayview... Read More

Bolivia: Okinawa Municipality of San Pedro.  40 families of the northern San Lorenzo community and 50 in rural areas were affected by flooding of the New Pirai River.  In the valley areas, landslides caused roads to be blocked...  Read More

Guatemala: Huehuetenango. Hail struck the town of Todos Santos where serious damage was caused to six homes, government infrastructure, and crops.  A damage assessment was carried out by CONRED... Read More

Honduras: The government of Honduras declared an Emergency for the municipalities affected by El Niño and the drought.  A total 146 municipalities, representing 161,403 families were affected.  A Budget of $11.72 million US dollars is required to implement the plan of action for food security in a drought... Read More

Panama: Heavy rains and strong winds that occurred in Panama Monday afternoon left trees falling and damaging homes. SINAPROC reported that four people were saved from landslides that had occurred. Following this report, SINAPROC staff has begun monitoring the metropolitan area... Read More

Costa Rica: Even though rain has decreased, the people affected rose to 1600, 3 weeks after the event. A red alert remains in effect in the Caribbean Slope for Sarapiqui and Turrialba.  A yellow alert is in effect for the Northern Zone including San Miguel and San Mateo de Alajuela while a green alert remains for the Central and South Pacific... Read More

Nicaragua: Port au Prince and New Guinea.  Residents remain on alert due to flooding of the Cano Chiquito River from three days of rain.  The Municipal Disaster Prevention Commission (COMPUPRED) evacuated about 30 families on Tuesday... Read More

Interesting Facts

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