Eastern Pacific – Mexico
On 22 October 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA), reported that Hurricane Willa is located about 175 miles southwest of Las Islas Marias, Mexico and 135 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes. A Hurricane warning is in effect from San Blas to Mazatlan city, Sinaloa State, including Las Islas Marias. Willa is a category 5 hurricane and is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge, wind, and rainfall over the portions of west-central and southwestern Mexico. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.
On 20 October 2018, the Peru National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported heavy winds and rain in Moyobamba Province, San Martin Department, Peru where 26 families and homes were affected. Elsewhere, in the district of Sivia, Huanta Province, Ayacucho, floods affected 30 families and homes and 20 families suffered injuries. In addition, heavy rain caused an overflow of the Sivia Mayo river. The complete reports are available in Spanish at: COEN and COEN-INDECI.
Trinidad and Tobago
On 20 October 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) issued a Riverine Flood Alert for areas along the country’s main river course from 19–26 October 2018 due to river levels exceeding the threshold levels. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency reported torrential rains and floods affected between 100,000 to 150,000 persons in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, the Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation, the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation, and the Mayaro-Rio Claro region. In addition, 800 people were evacuated and 300 people were housed in 10 shelters. The following areas flooded: Saint Helena, Kelly Village, Santa Monica, Madras, Vega Oropuche, and North Oropuche. The complete reports are available in English at: ODPM_TT and CDEMA.
Tropical Storm Vicente
Eastern Pacific – Mexico (Alert)
On 22 October 2018, the U.S. NOAA, reported that Tropical Storm Vicente is located about 365 miles southeast of Manzanillo city, Colima State, Mexico. Tropical Storm Vicente is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain over portions of the Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco until Wednesday. This rainfall could produce life-threatening flash flooding and landslides within mountainous terrain. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.