Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Iota is located about 10 mi…15 km ene of El Pia Nicaragua and about 65 mi…105 km wsw of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (Alicia), located approximately 596 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 04 knots.

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Colombia – A landslide occurred in Dabeiba Municipality on 13 November, destroying buildings and roads in the area. According to the department’s disaster agency Dapard, as of 16 November, at least 4 people were dead and 7 were still missing. Eight survivors have been found. A total of 497 people have been affected from 180 families. Twenty people were reported injured. The landslide destroyed 67 homes and damaged 104 other, along with 3 schools and 5.5 km of roads. Dapard also reported flooding in the department after heavy rainfall caused the Penderisco River to break its banks in Urrao. At least 2 bridges were damaged or destroyed, limiting access to some remote areas.

Somalia – Flooding has worsened in Somalia in the last few days, with over 200,000 people now affected. In Baidoa town, South West State, more than 66,000 people including IDPs have been affected, of whom 6,000 have been displaced. Thousands of hectares of farmland have been inundated particularly along the river basins.

Guatemala – A landslide struck in Agua Caliente village in the Camotán municipality in the early hours of 14 November 2020 after heavy rain. At least 10 people were buried when the landslide caused the wall of a building to collapse. Average later reported 7 people had died and 3 survived.

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