Guatemala - Severe weather, update (CONRED, WHO PAHO, INSIVUMEH, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 September 2021)

  • Heavy rain has been affecting central and south-western Guatemala (in particular Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, and Quetzaltenango Departments) over the past few days, causing floods, landslides and a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports, as of 8 September, one injured person, 40 evacuated people and 11 damaged houses across the aforementioned Departments. Furthermore, CONRED reports nearly 9,600 affected people across affected Departments.
  • Since beginning of the rainy season (late May), WHO PAHO reports, as of 7 September, 23 fatalities, over 7,860 evacuated people (of which over 560 in temporary shelters) and a total of more than 1.1 million affected people across the country.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over the whole Guatemala, including the already affected Departments.