Emergencies in Latin America and The Caribbean Quarterly Overview October, April – June 2012 Year 3 - Volume No. 10
Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be affected by flood related events in this reporting period. Floods in 11 countries affected more than 1.7 million people and killed 171. Brazil, Colombia and Peru had the highest number of affected people.
Authorities in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico activated contingency plans and intensified monitoring of volcanic activity in their countries.
Low temperatures affected Corrientes Province in Argentina and the Andean highlands in Peru. Local authorities are assisting affected people.
In the Pacific, the hurricane season officially began on 15 May, with the first Tropical Storm Aletta, while in the Atlantic basin; the season began earlier with the formation of Sub Tropical Storm Alberto in May.
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