Showing posts with label Central America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Central America. Show all posts

Monday, November 16, 2020

Hurricane Iota Now a ‘Catastrophic’ Category 5 Storm   | Voice of America

Hurricane Iota

U.S. forecasters says Hurricane Iota has strengthened to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm — the latest in the year such a storm has formed — and is likely to bring catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surges and torrential rainfall to Central America, still trying to recover from Hurricane Eta.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Storm Iota: Preparations under way in Honduras and Nicaragua - BBC News

Storm Iota

Evacuations of coastal areas of Honduras are under way as a second hurricane in as many weeks is forecast to hit Central America.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Eta Is Now A 'Major Hurricane' As It Barrels Towards Central American Coast : NPR

Hurricane Eta

Eta, the slow-churning storm barreling towards the eastern coast of Central America, was upgraded to "a major hurricane" Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, as it heads for the US

Tropical Storm Nate
Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America as it pummelled the region with heavy rain while heading for the US Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Americas region adopts 'historic' disaster risk reduction plan at UN-backed forum in Montreal

Around 50 countries and territories of the Americas at a United Nations-supported conference in Montreal, Canada, agreed a Regional Action Plan today to better protect their citizens from the destruction caused by natural and man-made disasters.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

UN highlights risk reduction, mitigation to combat El Niño’s impact in Central America’s Dry Corridor

The international community must take urgent action to help build resilience, food security, and restore livelihoods in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which are impacted by drought and other extreme-weather effects of the El Niño phenomenon, senior United Nations officials today said.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Guatemala: au moins 69 morts dans le glissement de terrain

 (Belga) Le glissement de terrain survenu dans un village du Guatemala a fait au moins 69 morts et enseveli 125 habitations tandis que quelque 300 personnes étaient toujours portées disparues, a annoncé un responsable samedi.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Death toll in Guatemala landslide rises to 29

At least 29 people were killed and 600 missing following a landslide that destroyed about 125 homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officials said late Friday.

Nine dead, 600 missing in Guatemala landslide

At least nine people were dead and about 600 missing in a landslide that buried more than 100 homes in southern Guatemala, emergency services said on Friday.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Central America faces major crop losses due to El Niño, warns UN agency

UN,  14 September 2015 – This year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Famine threatens Central America's drought-hit "dry corridor"

Severe and prolonged drought is threatening Central America's so-called dry corridor with critical food shortages for the second year in a row.

EL News