Natural Disasters Monitoring

Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Regular updates on natural disasters in the Americas.


 

4 May 2021
Official     Severe Weather     United States of America   On 4 May, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported severe weather moving through the Southeast and Southern Plains regions into the Great Lakes that resulted in several tornado watches being issued in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas.…
3 May 2021
Official     Wildfire    Guatemala   On 30 April, the Guatemala Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED, per its acronym in Spanish) reported there were, 465 events related to wildfires were recorded of which 310 occurred in forest areas and 155 in non-forest areas. In total over 6,080 hectares of land in the…
3 May 2021
Official      Severe Weather and Volcano    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (update)  On 29 April 2021, National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines issued a warning advising the public of flooding and landslides in several areas as a result of heavy rainfall. The red zone of…
3 May 2021
Official    Volcano    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (update)  On 27 April 2021, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization announced potential danger in the red and orange zones due to an increased risk of lahar mudflows. The flows pose a risk to those wishing to visit the area, so as a…
3 May 2021
Official    Severe Weather   Guatemala (update) On 23 April, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported that during the last week (16-23 April), the Guatemalan territory has been affected by the beginning of the rainy season. Incidents have occurred associated with rains, landslides, floods and strong winds…
3 May 2021
Official    Severe Weather   Bolivia On 26  April, according to a press release by the Defense Ministry of Bolivia, heavy rains were reported causing the overflow of rivers in Cochabamba. A total of 47 people were rescued, 34 from Ivigarzama, 10 along the Cristal River, and 3 in Sajta River who were trapped in their vehicles.…
23 Apr 2021
Official      Volcano   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (update) On 22 April 2021, according to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) Bulletin No. 75, a high seismic tremor started at 11:09 A.M. generated by explosive activity and lasted for about 20 minutes. A vertical…
22 Apr 2021
Official Volcano   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (update) On 22 April 2021, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA) reported another explosive eruption of La Soufrière Volcano at 11:09 A.M. The ash cloud has now risen to above 8km into the atmosphere while most of the material seems to be going out towards the sea. The Saint…
22 Apr 2021
Official       Volcano   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (update) On 21 April 2021, during the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines daily press conference, it was reported that the World Central Kitchen is currently providing a total of 4,000 meals a day, and the hospitality facilities of the Community College have been made…