Natural Disasters Monitoring - March 21, 2019

from Pan American Health Organization
Published on 21 Mar 2019 View Original

Severe Weather

Guatemala (Update)

On 20 March 2019, the Guatemala National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) published an update regarding low temperatures in the following departments: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Quiché, Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, Sololá, and Totonicapán. A total of 16,572 people are affected nationally (787 increase since the 12 March 2019 report). Currently, there are 15 open shelters. The report is available in Spanish at: CONRED.

Paraguay (Update)

On 21 March 2019, the Paraguay National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) reported an update regarding the recent heavy rain in several parts of the country; the following districts in Alto Paraguay Department are under a state of emergency: Fuerte Olimpo, Bahía Negra, Carmelo Peralta, Puerto Casado, and Puerto Guaran. Several communities such as Toro Pampa, María Auxiliadora, and San Carlos (Alto Paraguay) are isolated due to the accumulation of rain. Nationally, the number of families affected by floods has increased to 5,488 (increase of 714 in one day). Furthermore, media reported in Coronel Martinez District, Guairá Department, an overflow of the Tebicuarymí river affected between 250-300 families. The reports are available in Spanish at: Agencia de Informacion Paraguaya, SEN, and Ultima Hora Noticias.


On 20 March 2019, the Peru National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported heavy rains and mudslides on Tuesday, 19 March, affected the town of Tahuantinsuyo Lobo, Kimbiri District, La Convención Province, Cusco Department. The mudslides affected 115 people, 48 families and 48 homes; 31 homes collapsed and 3 people were injured. In addition, agricultural land was affected in the town of San Luis Baja, Kimbiri District. The complete report is available in Spanish at: COEN.