Natural Disasters Monitoring - April 2, 2019
On 1 April 2019, the Government of Mendoza, Argentina, reported recent heavy rain and strong winds in Mendoza Province affected San Rafael city where the storm caused several trees to fall and the ceilings of 70 homes to be damaged. Media reported, 200 families were affected, one death was reported, and 70% of the districts of Mendoza did not have access to electricity. The report is available in Spanish at: Mendoza Gobierno and Los Andes Noticias.
On 1 April 2019, the Paraguay National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) reported an increase in the level of water of the Paraguay river over the weekend where 1,000 families were affected in Asuncion city. In addition, affected people were evacuated from following cities: Concepción, Vallemí, Fuerte Olimpo, and Carmelo Peralta in the Paraguayan Chaco. To date, approximately, 1,081 families evacuated the Bañados areas of Tacumbu town. Furthermore, the indigenous communities of Colonia 96 and Buena Vista are isolated due to heavy rain. The report is available in Spanish at: SEN.
On 1 April 2019, the Peru National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported heavy rain, mudslides, and an overflow of Apurimac river occurred in Tahuantinsuyo Lobo, Kimbiri District, La Convención Province, Cusco Department. The severe weather affected 240 people and 48 homes; 31 homes collapsed. The complete report is available in Spanish at: COEN.
On 2 April 2019, media reported heavy rain isolated 500 people in Norte del Valle, Dovio Municipality, Valle del Cauca Department due to an overflow of the Rey river. Furthermore, landslides isolated Pradera Municipality. The complete report is available in Spanish at: Tubarco Noticias.