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July 1, 2016

Towards the restoration of the Intermunicipal system of flood early warning in the area of Mamuca, Honduras

The members of the Community of Municipalities of Centre Atlantis (MAMUCA), composed by the Municipalities of El Porvenir, San Francisco, La Masica, Esparta and Arizona, the Governor of the Department and authorities of the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (COPECO), gathered on 24 June 2016 in the City of La Ceiba, Department of Atlantida, Honduras, signed an act by which they undertake to join efforts to implement the Action Plan to Restore the Intermunicipal System of Flood Early Warning in the area. Likewise, MAMUCA agreed to request the good offices of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), through the Department of Sustainable Development (SEDI/DSD), to contribute in supporting these efforts... Read more

What happened this week?

Guatemala. State of calamity declared in Jerez, Jutiapa: As of June 23 2016 the Guatemalan authorities declared a state of calamity for 30 days, as a result of the heavy rains that have generated landslides in the municipality of Jerez department of Jutiapa, which have resulted in damage to road infrastructure, housing, schools, health and others. The authorities indicated that for a period of 30 days, work will be performed on roads that have been destroyed by the heavy rains that have affected the municipality... Read more

United States. Flooding in West Virgina: According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there have been 23 confirmed fatalities due to flooding in West Virginia and it was declared to be a major disaster on June 25. As of Tuesday, June 28, approximately 500 homes have been damaged or destroyed in Roane County and, there are 11 shelters housing 189 occupants... Read more

Peru. Frosts affect Tanta district - Lima: As of June 28, 2016 at least 231 people in the district of Tanta, Yauyos province in the region of Lima have been affected by frost the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) reported. Humanitarian assistance is being provided to the affect population through the municipality district of Tanta, they have also conducted a damage assessment and needs analysis... Read more

Interesting Facts

Google is adding recent earthquake data to search results. Google is making it easier to find out useful information in the event of an earthquake... Read more

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters.The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years... Read more

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