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16 Oct 2017 description

Los elementos básicos servirán para continuar la atención de las personas que fueron afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma

Más de cinco toneladas de víveres como asistencia humanitaria fueron enviadas hoy sábado por parte del Gobierno y Pueblo de Honduras hacia La Habana Cuba, con el fin de colaborar en la atención de familias que resultaron afectadas con el paso del Huracán Irma en ese país.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Tropical Storm Nate is being blamed for more than 20 deaths across Central America as it tracks toward a likely U.S. landfall in the coming days as a hurricane.

At least 11 people died in Nicaragua and seven others were reported missing as thousands evacuated homes due to flooding, Vice President Rosario Murillo said.

At least eight people, including two children, were killed in Costa Rica because of heavy rains, according to emergency officials.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

08 Sep 2017 description

Despite recent decreases in rainfall, torrential rains have caused flooding across sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.