Tropical Cyclone Cristobal - Jun 2020

Status
Ongoing
Glide
TC-2020-000146-SLV

Disaster description

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in west of Ciudad del Carmen (Campeche State, eastern Mexico) on 3 June...According to media, one person died in Chiapas State, more than 200 houses and 3 hospitals were damaged across Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Tabasco, and Chiapas States. In addition, at least 619 people, of which 508 in Campeche, were evacuated. Several landslides were reported in Chiapas, and 27 communication routes were damaged across the affected States. (ECHO, 4 Jun 2020)

Tropical Storm Cristobal was downgraded to a tropical depression, as it moves east-northeast over the Yucatan Peninsula...Cristobal is currently causing heavy rain, which triggers flooding and landslides across south Mexico and parts of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, already affected by the passage of tropical storm AMANDA on 30-31 May. Cristobal is expected to move northwards over the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds up to 55 km/h. (ECHO, 5 Jun 2020)

EL SALVADOR: The Ministry of Foreign affairs requested international assistance, as Amanda and Cristobal affected 29,968 families, roughly some 150,000 people, mostly in the departments of La Libertad, Santa Ana, San Miguel and San Salvador.
GUATEMALA: Amanda and Cristobal caused excessive rainfall and high winds that left flooding and landslides around eastern and central-north Guatemala. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports that the storms collectively affected more than 394,000 people as of 4 June, rendering 881 people homeless while also causing two deaths. The storms damaged 880 homes and placed another 967 at risk. CONRED continues to lead the response, but with Guatemala’s mountainous terrain, there are still risks of extra flooding and land movement due to soil saturation.
HONDURAS: Amanda and Cristobal affected 249 families and led to five deaths in Honduras, according to the Permanent Commission for Contingencies (COPECO), who remains concerned with soil saturation increasing the risk of landslides and collapses.
MEXICO: Cristobal made landfall on 3 June off the southern gulf of Mexico’s Atlantic coastline, affecting municipalities across the states of Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán with landslides and floods. Civil Protection reports more than 2,000 affected homes and more than 1,500 people in shelters. There are no reports of injuries or deaths. National and local governments are responding to the effects with their own resources and capacities. (OCHA, 8 Jun 2020)

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