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02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 description

Mensajes clave

•En general, las siembras de Postrera evolucionan con normalidad. No obstante, en áreas focalizadas recurrentes a sequía del Corredor Seco (el Sur y Sur-Occidente de Honduras; el Occidente y Oriente de El Salvador; y las regiones central y norte de Nicaragua), se han registrado daños por factores diversos, como la prolongación de días sin lluvia durante la fase de floración, enfermedades fungosas por exceso de lluvia y proliferación de la plaga del Pulgón Amarillo (melanaphis sacchari/sorghi), en la producción de sorgo.

01 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Dec 2016 description

Key Messages:

  • In general, Postrera crops have developed normally. However, in localized areas that have experienced recurrent drought in the Dry Corridor (southern and southwest Honduras; western and eastern El Salvador; and the central and northern regions of Nicaragua), damages have been registered due to various factors, such as the extension of days without rain during the flowering stage, crop diseases due to excessive moisture, and the prevalence of Pulgón Amarillo (melanaphis sacchari/sorghi), in sorghum crops.

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

30 Nov 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

Unas 817 viviendas fueron dañadas por el huracán Otto, que entró al país el pasado jueves, de acuerdo con un informe de las afectaciones divulgado ayer por Rosario Murillo, coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía del Gobierno.

De los 817 hogares afectados, 120 casas están "destruidas totalmente”.

29 Nov 2016 description

Otto fue el séptimo huracán de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico en 2016 que finaliza oficialmente mañana, 30 de noviembre. El impacto más fuerte del huracán Otto en Costa Rica ocurrió en los municipios de Los Chiles, Upala y Guatuso (norte). En Nicaragua, el huracán impactó como categoría 2 con vientos de hasta 175 km/h, afectando principalmente la zona del Caribe sur.

Costa Rica

29 Nov 2016 description

Hurricane Otto was the seventh hurricane in the Atlantic season, which officially ends tomorrow, 30 November. In Costa Rica, cantons in the northern part of the country were hardest hit (Los Chiles, Upala and Guatuso). In Nicaragua, the hurricane made landfall as category two (of five) with winds of up to 175 km/h, affecting the country’s southern Caribbean zone.

Costa Rica

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El 19 digital

Familias de la comunidad Quijada, en el departamento de Cárdenas, fueron protagonistas del Plan Techo, por parte del gobierno del comandante Daniel Ortega y la compañera Rosario Murillo.

También se hizo entrega en la comunidades El Toro y Colón lugares en el que el Huracán afectó a muchas familias.

Juventud Sandinista y autoridades municipales visitaron los lugares e hicieron la entrega del Plan Techo donde los protagonistas muy agradecidos se mostraron con el Gobierno Sandinista.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El 19 digital

Rosario manifestó que la respuesta y las medidas ejecutadas antes y durante la emergencia nos llevaron a no tener víctimas o pérdidas de vidas humanas que lamentar tanto con el paso del huracán como en el terremoto y la alerta de tsunami que se generó de forma paralela la semana pasada.

29 Nov 2016 description

Rome, 29 November 2016 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Nicaragua have signed a financial agreement to boost sustainable agricultural production in the Dry Corridor, the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change.

29 Nov 2016 description

After the passage of Hurricane Otto that hit the border zone between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, causing great affection in both countries and in Panama, National Societies of the Red Cross are working on response and recovery.

28 Nov 2016 description
report American Red Cross

Hurricane Otto slammed into Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama late last week, damaging homes, roads and bridges and forcing people to leave their homes. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is supporting relief efforts led by the national Red Cross societies in the affected countries along with support and coordination from the American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

28 Nov 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Hurricane Otto, category 2, hit the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican territory on Thursday, November 24, as the latest hurricane of the season with winds of 175 Kms Per hour from the Caribbean Sea. It is the first hurricane in 50 years to hit Costa Rica, where 9 deaths were reported but none in Nicaragua.

In Nicaragua, 2,000 persons were evacuated in the Caribbean coast, and in San Carlos, Rio San Juan, near to the Costa Rican border. No significant damages had been reported in Nicaragua.

27 Nov 2016 description

TEMAS A RESALTAR

  • Remanentes del disipado huracán Otto se observa sobre el pacífico después de nueve días de afectación sobre tres países de Centroamérica.

  • Panamá: Se mantiene actividades de respuesta y recuperación en comunidades de Panamá Oeste, Colón y Panamá.

  • Costa Rica: Mayor afectación en las regiones de Chorotega, Brunca, Huetar Norte, Huetar Caribe y Central Norte.

27 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Category 2 Hurricane Otto (with maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h and higher gusts of 208 km/h) made landfall in Central America at the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica with a speed of 16 km/h.

  • Costa Rica: 214 communities and 1,300 people have been affected, 3,000 have been evacuated.

  • Nicaragua: 10,570 people have been evacuated, in Bluefields, 7,800 people are in 28 shelters.

EVENT DETAILS:

27 Nov 2016 description

SITUACION:

• Otto es un huracán de categoría 2 desde el jueves 24 de noviembre (13:00 ET)

• Aproximadamente a las 11:00 am (hora local) el huracán Otto impactó el territorio nacional, entrando al norte del municipio de San Juan de Nicaragua, en el sur del país.

• Se ha decretado estado de Emergencia Nacional por el impacto del huracán Otto

• A las 12:45 horas se emitió una alerta de Tsunami para el Pacífico tras el terremoto de 7.2 en el golfo de Fonseca