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Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 24, 2015

What happened this week?

Paraguay: Due to of the flooding of the Paraguay river there are currently close to 26,000 affected people. Rains from recent days can worsen the situation... Read More

Peru: Low temperatures.  A state of emergency has been declared in some of the regions of Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno and Tacna.  The measure will last 45 days... Read More

BarbadosSeismic activity: In the past five days, over 20 earthquakes have struck to the northeast of Barbados.  Most recently, three earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.3, 4.5, and 4.0 came last night within a 15 minute span of each other.  So far, no damage or injuries have occurred and the seismic research center does not find it likely that the high number of recent earthquakes is hinting at something more menacing coming... Read More

Colombia:  A landslide occurred in the municipality of Gameza, Boyaca.  This affected a pipeline which carries potable water to more than 2,800 villagers from Corrales in the Sugamuxi province.  It is expected to take 15 days to get running water back to the village... Read More

Guatemala: Rain and hailstorms in the capital have collapsed main roads causing gridlock.  The Roosevelt Hospital experienced flooding in the basement, laboratory areas, and general service areas... Read More

Brazil: Municipalities Sao Borja and Uruguayana in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.  Flooding occurred in the Uruguai River.  The ministry of National Integration has increased its federal government support to areas affected by the rains and flooding... Read More

Ecuador: Baños, Tungurahua. Landslides. The Baños-Puyo route was closed to traffic due to three landslides that covered the road in La Merced, San Jorge, and Cadenilla. Removal of debris is in process... Read More

Uruguay: Artigas. There is a risk of flooding in the northern coast of the country. The Uruguay River has exceeded its safety level in Artigas. At the moment, 21 people are displaced due to the floods... Read More
Interesting Facts

Your idle computer could help scientists study the drought. Your idle computer could help scientists run a program that'll shed light on the factors behind the drought... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Earthquake app launched for Costa Rica.  The University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network (RSN) released a free smartphone app this month to alert people about earthquakes and volcanic activity in Costa Rica... Read More

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