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22 Aug 2017 description

La Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –SE-CONRED- y el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-, han dado seguimiento a los remanentes de la Depresión Harvey que avanza hacia la Península de Yucatán y la costa de Belice. Efectos indirectos se prevén en Guatemala.

21 Aug 2017 description

La noche del sábado 19 de agosto el Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos -CNH-, informó que la Depresión Harvey perdió fuerza y que se disiparía en el mar Caribe, sin embargo, los remanentes de Harvey son monitoreados debido que en las próximas horas podría fortalecer nuevamente a Depresión Tropical con 50 por ciento de probabilidades de desarrollarse.

21 Aug 2017 description

Event Info

  • Max windspeed: 101.9 km/h

  • Max. Storm Surge: 0.32 m.

  • Current Coordinates: Lat: 13.8 Lon: -65.9

  • Warning ref.: NOAA - Bulletin #8

People living in areas at risk

(All Countries Considered)

  • 120 km/h windspeed: 0

  • 90 km/h windspeed: 146,392

  • 60 km/h windspeed: 3,005,674

19 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

09 Aug 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN continued moving westward towards the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, slightly strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm.

  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are possible across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize. As of 8 June at 6.00 (UTC), a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Belize City northward to the Belize/Mexico border and for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Sabancuy.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

La tormenta tropical Franklin se formó el domingo en el noroeste del Caribe y a medida que daba muestras de organizarse mejor el gobierno de México emitió un aviso de huracán efectivo para la costa mexicana, desde Chetumal hasta Punta Allen.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes en Miami reportó el lunes que Franklin se localiza frente a las costas de Honduras, a unos 425 kms al este de Belice y 460 de Chetumal, y cuenta con vientos máximos sostenidos de 75 kilómetros por hora (40 mph). El meteoro se mueve con dirección oeste-noroeste a 21 kilómetros por hora (13 mph).

07 Aug 2017 description
  • A new Tropical Cyclone named FRANKLIN formed on the northwestern Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico and Belize coast on 6 August and started moving west-northwest towards the Honduras coast.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain (up to 300 mm) is forecast across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods.
06 Aug 2017 description

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that the strong Tropical Wave in the west-central Caribbean Sea has an 80% chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or a Tropical Storm over night. The system with maximum sustained winds near 35mph is moving to the West-North-West at 12mph. The current position is near 15.6 North Latitude and 82.0 West Longitude or some 90 miles East-North-East of Cabo Gracias a Dios, off the Nicaraguan/Honduras border.

27 Jul 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

CO-AUTHORS: KEREN CHARLES, MELANIE KAPPES

Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through quantitative models and detailed analysis.

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

17 Jul 2017 description

Establecido para albergar a refugiados de la guerra civil durante la turbulenta década de 1980, Valle de Paz acoge ahora a centroamericanos que huyen de la creciente violencia de las pandillas.

17 Jul 2017 description

Set up to shelter civil war refugees during the turbulent 1980s, the Valley of Peace is now welcoming Central Americans fleeing violent crime.

By: James Fredrick in Valley of Peace, Belize | 17 July 2017

Juan Barrera* fled El Salvador alone when he was just 16. It was 1990 and, like thousands of others, the civil war forced him from his home. Juan bounced around Central America for years, scraping by until an uncle told him of a haven of peace just across the Guatemalan border in the small English-speaking country of Belize.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

10 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.