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17 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. – Tropical Cyclone BILL

• BILL is reaching the coast of Texas, the area south-west of Houston, as a Tropical Storm.

• After the landfall it is forecast to move inland, weakening into a Tropical Depression.

• On 16-18 June heavy rains, winds and storm surge may affect eastern Texas; heavy rains may also affect eastern Oklahoma. As of 16 June, 12.00 UTC, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Baffin Bay to High Island.

MEXICO – Tropical Cyclone CARLOS

27 Mar 2015 description

Summary

The Livelihood Zone Map for Honduras is the result of secondary data review and key informant workshops held in October 2013 and validated through field work and additional key informant consultations in November 2014. A livelihood zone is an area within which people share broadly the same pattern of livelihood, including options for obtaining food and income and market opportunities. A livelihood zoning is essential for the following reasons:

14 Oct 2014 description

NICARAGUA - EARTHQUAKE

• An earthquake of magnitude 7.3M and depth 40km occurred off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, on 14 October, 3.51 UTC.

• A Tsunami Threat message was issued on 4.11 UTC by the PTWC, for the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador up to 300km from the epicentre. JRC calculations indicate a possible tsunami generation of up to 0.1m in the northern coast of Chinandega. The Tsunami warning was discontinued at 4.35 UTC.

18 Jul 2014 description

“El Niño” arrasa con los cultivos en seis departamentos

Por la falta de lluvias producto del fenómeno de “El Niño”, la amenaza es latente en unos 64 municipios de 10 departamentos del país, concentrados en su mayoría en Choluteca, Valle, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Intibucá y Lempira.

Municipios como Sabanagrande declararon emergencia, ya que se perdieron el 90 por ciento de los cultivos por la falta de agua. Igualmente los municipios del sur de El Paraíso donde se perdió en un 60 por ciento la siembra.

25 Mar 2014 description

Resumen

Una zona de medios de vida es un área geográfica en lo cual la población comparte generalmente el mismo patrón de los medios de vida, que incluye las opciones para la obtencion de alimentos y de ingresos y oportunidades de mercado. El ejercicio de zonaje de medios de vida es importante porque proporciona:

  1. Una orientación geográfica de los sistemas de medios de vida para informar el análisis de la seguridad alimentaria y la dirección de la asistencia,

08 Jan 2014 description

SITUATION

• Heavy rainfall and consequent river overflows have been affecting parts of Honduras in the last few days.

• As of 7 January, COPECO reports approx. 20 000 people isolated in several communities in the departments of Atlántida and Colón, due to the swollen rivers. The capital of Atlántida, La Ceiba, is reportedly worst affected and obligatory evacuations have been ordered. Preventive evacuations are also advised in Colón.