Flood Follow-Up: Central America; Landslides in Sri Lanka, China
Heavy Rains Continue in Central America
Above-average rainfall continues to affect parts of Central America, including Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (CPC). In Guatemala, consistent heavy rains have led to landslides and rivers rising above their maximum levels. Heavy rains are forecast to continue throughout the coming week over areas of western and northern Guatemala and along the Atlantic coast of Central America, leading to further risks of flooding, landslides, and worsening conditions.
Heavy Rains Trigger Landslides in Sri Lanka, China
Heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide in the Badulla District of Sri Lanka on October 29, which damaged or destroyed 150 homes that were part of a Meeriyabedda tea plantation (ECHO Daily Flash October 30). Rescue operations are on-going and, according to reports, 16 people have been confirmed dead and 300 are still missing as of October 30.
Rain also triggered a landslide in China’s Yunnan Province that buried nine miners on October 28 (ReliefWeb). According to reports, rescue efforts are underway, but rain and the threat of more landslides are hindering progress.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest, Pacific)
Biomedical: West Africa
Wildfire: United States (Oregon, California)
Flood: Honduras, United Kingdom, Panama
Severe Weather: Canada (Quebec)
Volcano: United States (Hawaii)
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