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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Global Weather Hazards Summary April 4-10, 2014

Weakened Tropical Cyclone Hellen expected to make landfall in Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall throughout central Tanzania during the last seven days has resulted in isolated flooding, damages to infrastructure, displaced populations, and damages to crops and livestock in the Kagera, Singida, and Dodoma provinces.

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Honduras: Mapa de Zonas de Medios de Vida (Octubre 2013)

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,

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Global Weather Hazards Summary March 21-27, 2014

Rains maintain flooding and ground saturation risks throughout southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

1.Heavy rains over the past several weeks have destroyed houses, damaged infrastructure, and displaced local residents over the Kitwe region of north-central Zambia. Moderate to heavy rains forecast during the next week could maintain elevated risks for localized flooding over many areas of the region.

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8 January 2014: Honduras – Severe Weather

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.

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Honduras: Location Map (2013)

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Honduras: Dengue Outbreak (as of 11 July 2013) - Location Map (EN/SP)

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9 Jul 2013 - The number of dengue cases is at its highest since 2008. This year, 10 people have died, and national authorities have confirmed 8,380 cases of dengue fever and 1,442 cases of haemorrhagic dengue fever. Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are the most affected cities.

9 de julio de 2013 - El número de casos de dengue es el más alto desde 2008. Este año, 10 personas han muerto y las autoridades nacionales han confirmado 8,380 casos de dengue y 1,442 casos de dengue hemorragico.
Tegucigalpa y San Pedro Sula son las ciudades más afectadas.

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Guatemala + 5 others
Centro de Predicciones Climáticas, Pronóstico de Amenazas para Centroamérica Para USAID / FEWS-NET Válido del Período del 13 al 19 de junio, 2013

Fuertes lluvias causaron inundaciones focalizadas y deslizamientos de tierra en el occidente de Guatemala.

1) A pesar de un aumento moderado en la humedad durante las dos últimas semanas, la pobre distribución de las lluvias desde abril han provocado el desarrollo de aridez en la temporada de Primera a lo largo del departamento de Olancho en Honduras, así como los departamentos de Jinotega y el Atlántico Norte en Nicaragua

Fuertes lluvias generalizadas impactan gran parte del norte de Centro América.

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Guatemala + 4 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Central America Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET, April 11 – April 17, 2013

Heavy rain is expected to continue in western Guatemala during the next outlook period, elevating risks for local flooding.

1) Strong winds, rain, and hail have impacted western Guatemala, including the Huehuetenango and San Marcos departments during the past week. This has destroyed infrastructures and affected many people in the region. There is a high probability that heavy rain will continue during the next seven days, increasing the risks for flooding and landslides.

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Honduras + 4 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Hispaniola Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET April 4 – April 10, 2013

  • A cold front passage caused flooding and infrastructure damages across northern Honduras during the past week.

1) A poorly-distributed rainfall over the past several months has maintained substantial Apante to date deficits over the Caribbean Basin of Costa Rica. As the winter season is coming to an end, an increase in rainfall is expected over the coming weeks. Enhanced rain is forecast during the next outlook period and is expected to provide favorable soil moisture for the upcoming Primera season.

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Honduras: Floods (as of 23 May 2012) - Location Map (EN/SP)

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21 May 2012 - Heavy rains caused severe damages in El Progreso, Olancho and El Paraiso departments. At least 500 people were evacuated in the municipality of Trojes,
El Paraiso.

Link: Primeras lluvias provocan daños en zona oriental de Honduras
Lluvias dañan 106 casas y obligan evacuación de 500 personas en Trojes

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