This Week in Hazards: Latin American & Caribbean Region
Since late last week, heavy rains have caused landslides that impacted transportation routes in at least 11 provinces in Ecuador (Redhum, El Telégrafo). According to reports (as of June 29), at least nine people (possibly 20) are still missing following a landslide that blocked the Tena-Coca route between the country’s Napo and Orellana provinces.
Heavy rainfall led to riverine flooding in areas of eastern Nicaragua, prompting evacuations in a number of communities (Redhum/El 19, Redhum). Light-to-moderate rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast for the coastal Caribbean regions through the end of the week (INETER).
Low temperatures continue to affect much of the highlands and Altiplano region of Perú (INDECI). As of June 28, at least 231 people affected by frost in the Lima region are being provided humanitarian assistance (PAHO). Response activities are also ongoing in the regions of Apurimac, Cusco, Junin, and Madre de Dios (INDECI).
RVA Country Profile: Nicaragua
Current Hazard Warnings
Flood: United States (Texas)
Drought: Micronesia, Melanesia, South/Southeast Asia, the Americas (United States)
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