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11 Jul 1997 description

By Omar Lugo


CARIACO, Venezuela (Reuter) - Search teams pumped oxygen Friday into the mangled ruins of an office block flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 68 people in eastern Venezuela, many of them children buried in
classrooms.

''We've injected air to help anybody still alive to keep going,'' said fire chief Angel Freites as firemen fed 50-foot air
hoses down holes opened in the rubble of what was once a six-story building.

10 Jul 1997 description
By Omar Lugo

CUMANA, Venezuela (Reuter) - Rescue teams in eastern Venezuela Thursday tried to reach survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings by an earthquake that hit the Caribbean coast and killed at least 36 people.

Schools and office buildings were flattened by the temblor, which measured 6.9 on the open-ended Richter scale and officials said the death toll could rise from Venezuela's worst earthquake in three decades.
10 Jul 1997 description
  1. The United States Geological Survey reports that an earthquake occurred in Venezuela on 9 July at 19.24 GMT (15.24 local time). Preliminary hypocentre: latitude 10.4 North, longitude 63.5 West. Preliminary Magnitude: 6.8 on the Richter Scale.

    2. According to initial reports, 36 dead (out of whom 22 when a school collapsed in Cariaco). 162 injured.

    3. Most affected areas: towns (some 400 km east of Caracas) of Cariaco, Casanai and Cumana.
09 Aug 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0310

TROPICAL STORM BRET - VENEZUELA
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
9 AUGUST 1993

SITUATION

1. ON 8 AUGUST 1993 TROPICAL STORM BRET BATTERED VENEZUELA WITH FIERCE RAINS AND WINDS OF UP TO 95 KPH (60 MPH) CAUSING MUDSLIDES AND FLOODS WHICH CARRIED AWAY HOUSES AND RIPPING ROOFS FROM OTHERS IN THE CAPITAL CARACAS, OUTLYING SHANTY TOWN SUBURBS AND NEARBY MIRANDA AND ARAGUA STATES.

IMPACT

16 Aug 1988 description


UNDRO 88/1628

VENEZUELA FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
16 AUGUST 1988

1. HEAVY RAINS HAVE CAUSED FLOODING IN NORTHEASTERN PART: STATES OF ANZOATEGUI AND BOLIVAR. TOWNS OF BARCELONA AND PUERTO LA CRUZ WITHOUT WATER SUPPLY.

2. INITIAL ESTIMATE INDICATES 100 FAMILIES HOMELESS.

3. DAMAGE TO AGRICULTURAL AREAS ALONG RIVER QUERECUAL.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 VEN

10 Sep 1987 description

UNDRO 87/1957

VENEZUELA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATON REPORT NO. 1
10 SEPTEMBER 1987

1. THE UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HAS REPORTED ON THE SERIOUS AND DEVASTATING FLOODS CAUSED BY TORRENTIAL RAINS ON SUNDAY 6 SEPT WHICH AFFECTED THE STATES OF ARAGUA AND MIRANDA.

09 Dec 1985 description

UNDRO 85/2799

VENEZUELA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
9 DECEMBER 1985

1. SEVERE FLOODING CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINS AND RESULTING IN LANDSLIDES AND THE OVERFLOWING OF RIVERS MADE MORE THAN 15,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS THROUGHOUT VENEZUELA DURING THE PAST WEEK. MOST CRITICALLY AFFECTED AREAS ARE CARACAS AND COASTAL DISTRICTS NEAR MOUNT AVILA. HOWEVER EVACUATIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN LOW-LYING AREAS OF THE INTERIOR OF THE COUNTRY WHERE THE DANGER OF RESERVOIRS OVERFLOWING IS APPARENT.