Eastern North Pacific and Mexico and Baja California Peninsula (Alert)
On 7 August 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported Hurricane John is located 320 miles south west of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and 345 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, with strong wind gusts; it is expected to become a major hurricane tonight or early tomorrow. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.
On 7 August 2018, the Chile Ministry of the Interior and Public Safety (ONEMI) declared a red alert in the Osorno Commune, Los Lagos Region, Chile due to a threat of an overflow of the Rahue river. Elsewhere, in the Araucania Region, 42 people were isolated in the Piren sector due to floods. In Los Rios Region, 360 people were left isolated, 148 people were affected, and 33 homes were severely damaged due to landslides. The reports are available in Spanish at: ONEMI and ONEMI.
Tropical Storm Kristy
Eastern North Pacific and Mexico (Alert)
On 7 August 2018, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported Tropical Storm Kristy is located 1,155 miles south west of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour; Kristy could become a hurricane within the next two days. The report is available in English at: National Hurricane Center.
On 6 August 2018, media reported heavy rain and floods in the Amazonas State of Venezuela where more than 60,000 inhabitants and several homes were affected due to the overflow of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers. Affected areas do not have potable water and the outlet of the main sewer is flooded. The report is available in Spanish at: LaPatilla Noticias.