Guatemala: Earthquake Situation Report No. 03 (as of 19 November 2012)

Highlights

  • An arriving cold front is expected to enter affected areas this week (19 November) and temperatures could drop to freezing. In the department of Quetzaltenango temperatures are expected to drop to -1 degree Celsius.

  • More than 10,440 people are living in 88 temporary emergency shelters.

  • Authorities have distributed 164 metric tons (MT) of humanitarian aid to affected areas, mainly in food, water and shelter materials

  • The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC) deployed to affected areas on 12 November 2012.

  • The departments of San Marcos,
    Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Sololá, Quiché, Totonicapán, Retalhuleu and Suchitepéquez remain under a state of emergency as issued by the President of Guatemala on 7 November.

  • The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) has mobilized 19 intervention teams.

  • The Government continues to demolish houses in the most affected departments.

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