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Los Ríos, Guayas Provinces Alert for Increased Water Flows in rivers due to rains

Inamhi warns increase of flows in Los Ríos and Guayas after the last rains

ecuavisa.com reported the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) , warns the danger for several populations of Los Ríos and Guayas by the increase of the flow of the currents, caused by the intense rains of the last days.
In a recent report of this entity it is indicated: “The San Pablo River, in red alert, levels rising, possible affected populations Babahoyo, Guayaquil, Durán, Balsapamba, Samborondón, Tarita and settlements located in its borders”. Read Full Article

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Inamhi coordinator Raúl Mejía added that intense rains will persist in Guayaquil, in towns of Manabí, Los Ríos, El Oro and Santa Elena, and he described them as “the forts of the last 19 years”
Products of these rains, in Guayaquil were zones vulnerable to landslides. According to authorities of the local municipality, one of them is the hill of Carmen, where a house was about to collapse the morning of February 21, 2017.
While in the northwest zone several ditches collapsed and the area can be flooded, so a plan of action is prepared throughout the city. As brigades of the Department of Risks, they evaluate the situation in other sectors of the central zone of the mountain range. Read Article

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Ecuador Coast: More Flooding Reported in Manabí

CONTINUED FLOODING IN MANY AREAS OF THE COAST – SOME RIVERS OVER FLOWING eltelegrafo.com.ec REPORTED This morning authorities from the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) arrived in the area affected by the overflow of the Carrizal river, in the parish La Estancilla, in the Tosagua canton, Manabí, where 200 families are harmed, details the Twitter […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Intense Rain, Lighting, thunder, floods

ELUNIVERSO.COM reported Guayaquil was hit hard this afternoon with heavy rain. Lightning and thunder was also present with some parts of the day with bright sun. There was flooding reported in the streets. Read Article THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A MUST READ

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Weather Ecuador: Increased intensity of rains continuing into early March 17′

Weather forecast- increasing intensity this week continuing into early March ELUNIVERSO.COM REPORTED: The National Committee for the Regional Study of the El Niño Phenomenon, after a meeting held on Monday, estimated that there is currently a “bad weather phase” in which moderate to strong precipitation is accompanied by thunderstorms in much of the region Coast […]

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Skymet forecasts El Niño growing

deccanchronicle.com Hyderabad: After a normal monsoon in 2016, Skymet Weather Services, a private forecasting service, says the El Niño could influence the 2017 monsoon. Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Dr K.J. Ramesh, however, said it was too early to make predictions for the 2017 monsoon. The IMD does so only in the first […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador, other coastal areas increased numbers of mosquitoes

Mosquitoes ‘more than in other years’ eluniverso.com reported (machine translated)….They hum in the ears, they lie on their arms, they stick on the legs of those who do not wear pants. Pican. They are stuck to the walls or scuffed in the rooms. They are in downtown areas, in the urbanizations of the road to […]

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Ecuador: Winter Season, Rains affects more than 700 homes across country

RAINS ALSO IMPACT AT LEAST 15 ROUTES ACROSS COUNTRY Eluniverso.com reported (machine translated) From January 1 to Monday, the winter season has affected more than 700 homes in different provinces of the country, according to reports from the Department of Risk Management. The latest casualties have been reported in El Empalme, Guayas, where three homes […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Heavy Rains, Flooding

eluniverso.com reported Friday night streets and flooded and congested avenues left the heavy rain that fell the night in the main port. The situation registered in social networks, where citizens posted the news in their sectors. While the Municipality of Guayaquil asked the drivers to circulate with caution for certain avenues, such as the Kennedy, […]

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Manta, Montecristi, Portoviejo Ecuador: Heavy rains floods houses, bridge collapses

Flooded houses and bridge collapsed by heavy rain in Manabí Neptalí Palma/eluniverso.com Manta-Montecristi-Portoviejo The barking of his dog alerted María Flores. It was almost 01:00 this Thursday and the water was already at the height of the mattress of his bed. Had it not been for her pet, she believes her fate would have been […]

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Quito Ecuador: One of most severe winter seasons in recent memory

extra.ecThis has been one of the most severe winters in recent years. This was stated by Mayor Mauricio Rodas , after announcing the number of emergencies that have been reported from October 2016 to January 2017: 172. Especially because of the heavy rains that fell in recent days, whose major affects were recorded in the […]

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Ecuador: Three Weather Anomalies Contributing to Increased Rains

eluniverso.com reported the intense rains that affected in the last hours (mainly Monday) to several cities of the country, like Salinas, Quito, Quevedo and Guayaquil, have been given by three atmospheric systems, according to the experts. The first is the so-called intertropical convergence zone. This is a strip of low pressure or areas with bad […]

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Rain Slams Salinas Ecuador, many businesses closed

Heavy rain flooded streets and forced closure of business in Salinas Salinas In a river became the second avenue and the streets next to the malecón of Salinas, after the heavy rain registered yesterday in the Peninsula and that lasted several hours. The water came a little above the knees in that sector and forced […]

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Tourist Hotel in Peru Collapses, Swept Away Due to Torrential Rains (Video)

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK theguardian.com The La Hacienda hotel collapses into the swollen waters of the Sicra river in the Peruvian town of Lircay on Thursday. The foundations of the three-storey tourist hotel, which is built on the river’s edge, eroded due to the constant rainfall over the past week and […]

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Wildfires cause catastrophe over swaths of central and southern parts of Chile

(CNN.com)A chain of wildfires has unleashed a catastrophe over wide swaths of central and southern Chile, killing at least 11 people, destroying thousands of homes and consuming an area about three times the size of New York City, authorities said. “We have never seen anything on this scale, never in the history of Chile,” President […]

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Intense rains, flooding, heat across Ecuador, Rainy Season Here

Heavy rainfall that has caused floods in the Amazon , sporadic rains in the mountains or very hot days on the coast. Those are the characteristics of the rainy season, which has just begun in the country. This weekend, the populations of Francisco de Orellana (province of Orellana) and Napo were flooded. The military, according […]

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Ecuador: eight provinces impacted by forest fires in last week

Azuay and Loja have more hectares devastated. 90% of burned areas have been pasture. lahora.com.ec reported eight provinces of the country have been affected by the forest fires that have been registered since the previous week. According to the authorities, Azuay and Loja, in southern Ecuador, have more areas devastated due to the incidents that, […]

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Hurricane Otto threatens Central America

accuweather.com reported hurricane Otto, over the southwestern Caribbean Sea, will threaten part of Central America with flooding, mudslides and damaging winds this week. Otto is hovering just off the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It became the seventh hurricane of the season Tuesday afternoon. Otto will drift inland over Central America later this […]

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Ecuador: Heavy rains, flooding in Orellana Province, landslides, road closures

ELCOMERCIO.COM reported that heavy rains in the province has caused flooding, landslides and road closures. Some evacuations have been required of residents from their homes. Only one lane of the Baeza-Tena road is currently open due to a landslide. Heavy rains in the province of Orellana, recorded since Monday 19 September, caused landslides at km […]

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Ecuador: Rains Return to Loja, Cuenca, Central Sierra

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported…Cuenca / Loja / Ambato.- The center of Loja was affected by rain on Wednesday night. Until yesterday afternoon, Mayor Bolívar Castillo and staff of different municipal departments assessed the damage caused by the torrential downpour that lasted about four hours. The Gonzanamá street where urban regeneration works are carried out, was the most […]

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According to Geologist, Super Volcano if explodes could threaten most of Ecuador’s population

Scientist Theofilos Toulkeridis Greek origin, has shared the results of scientific research in the Journal of Sciences Security and Defence, same that have been published on the website of the University of the Armed Forces of Ecuador (ESPE). This is an investigation that discloses the potential damage that would mean a revival of Chalupas super […]

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Colombia: July 2016 hottest month since 1880

pulzo.com reported with an average temperature of 16.67 ° C in the earth ‘s surface and oceans of the earth, July 2016 was the hottest month since 1880, when records began, says NOAA . The figure exceeds the average 0.87 ° C of the 20th century. July 2016 also recorded another record: it is the […]

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Mexico City: POLLUTION ALERT

aljazeera.com reported a pollution alert has been issued for the Mexican capital after ozone levels reached more than 150 percent of the acceptable levels. A pollution alert is rare during the rainy season because the downpours would normally wash the pollution out of the atmosphere. However, this year the pollution has been particularly bad. In […]

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In search of colonial El Niño events and a brief history of meteorology in Ecuador

Advances in Geosciences, 6, 181– 187 , 2006 SRef-ID: 1680-7359/adgeo/2006-6-181 European Geosciences Union © 2006 Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Advances in Geosciences In search of colonial El Niño events and a brief history of meteorology in Ecuador A. Terneus and A. Gioda Abstract This study shows a brief overview […]

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Ecuador: Waves leave damage in coastal areas of Esmeraldas and Manabi

Waves and water source for the last three days (Sunday through Tuesday) affected coastal areas of the country and left damage in areas of Manabi and Esmeraldas. In the parish of Portoviejo Crucita, Manabi, Esteban Calderon sought yesterday of the sticks, planks and reeds that remained after the cabin collapsed early yesterday morning, after the […]

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Latin American Govts need to adapt to extreme weather events such as El Niño

David Dudenhoefer Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 The global weather event known as El Niño has been blamed for droughts in Central America and northern South America and record-breaking floods in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. But some scientists warn that the worst could be yet to come. El Niño poses major challenges for Latin America’s governments, […]

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Esmeraldas Ecuador: Rains, Flooding Slam province (video)

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Salinas Ecuador: Numerous Beach Homes take on water from sea in San Lorenzo

Eluniverso.com reported 1.5 meter waves hit Sunday on the beach of San Lorenzo, in the canton Salinas, Santa Elena, due to the condition of wave affecting much of the Ecuadorian coast. The tide showed his strength by striking several settled vacation homes overlooking the sea. According to the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (INOCAR) , […]

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Ecuador: 8 provinces impacted by heavy rains on Sunday

Pichincha-Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas-Rivers-Imbabura-Manabi-Tungurahua eluniverso.com reported…One dead, several wounded, flooded streets, landslides on roads are among other damages left by the heavy rains since Sunday night until the early hours of yesterday. The Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) reported that coordinated actions in Esmeraldas, Manabi, Los Rios, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Cotopaxi and […]

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19th January, 2016 Intense Rains, flooding Guayaquil Ecuador (Video)

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Ecuador: INOCAR believes El Niño will peak in mid-February

El Niño continues with a magnitude between strong and moderate, according to authorities. Chance of above normal rainfall in the north, internally and center of the country, as Esmeraldas, Manabi, the Gulf of Guayaquil and other coastal areas in the island region are estimated. And for the rest of the coastal region around its normal […]

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Ecuador: El Niño continuing to evolve

elcomercio.com reported the weather forecast for the next 24 hours warns chance of showers in coastal cities like Guayaquil, Quevedo, Machala, Santo Domingo; in the north and south of the Sierra; in the Amazon and Galapagos. The high temperatures since mid-December and precipitation at various points of the Costa are signs that the winter season […]

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Brazil: El Niño to blame for record number of forest fires

latino.foxnews.com reported INPE meteorologists have attributed to El Niño both the fierce drought in the Amazon, the worst in years, and the extreme rainfall in the southern part of the country. The World Meteorological Organization recently warned that the current weather phenomena, caused by El Niño and heightened by climate change, will be felt at […]

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Ecuador Coast High Risk of Tsunamis, case study of San Vicente

SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS Journal of Tsunami Society InternationaL Fabian Rodriguez, Mario Cruz D ́Howitt, Theofilos Toulkeridis*, Rodolfo Salazar, Gioconda Elizabeth Ramos Romero, Veleria Alejandra Recalde Moya and Oswaldo Padilla THE ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF AN EARLY RELOCATION VERSUS COMPLETE DESTRUCTION BY A POTENTIAL TSUNAMI OF A COASTAL CITY IN ECUADOR GEODYNAMIC SETTING AND […]

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NASA reports current El Nino could be as bad as 1998

bbc.com reported Nasa says the current El Nino “shows no signs of waning”, based on the latest satellite image of the Pacific Ocean. It bears “a striking resemblance” to one from December 1997, the agency says, “the signature of a big and powerful El Nino”. Strongest El Nino since 1950 on the way Matt McGrath: […]

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San Andres Colombia: High Wind, High Wave Alert

rcnradio.com reported Maritime authorities alerted tourists to this time of year to visit the islands of San Andres and Providencia, due to the high waves that exist in the Caribbean Sea. The commander of the Specific Command of San Andres and Providencia, Admiral Andres Vasquez, said that near the island have been presented trade winds […]

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Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay: Flooding causes evacuation of over 100,000 people

Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Reuters.com reported more than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday. In the worse […]

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Ecuador, El Niño: Expert states “prepare for the worst, hope for the best.”

psmag.com reported in 1997, Ecuador’s climate forecasters achieved one of their greatest successes on record, and its government responded with a massive failure. We accurately predicted six months in advance that a strong El Niño phenomenon would hit Ecuador,” says Rodney Martinez, who was then head of the Marine Sciences Department at the Ecuadorian Navy’s […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Report on Climate for expats

InternationalLiving.com reported Besides the attractive cost of living, the mild climate of Cuenca was one of our major reasons for moving here. We wake up every day with no threat of natural disasters or thoughts about wildly fluctuating temperatures. The temperatures in Cuenca range from average highs of 70 F to lows of 50 F. […]

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Ecuador: Officials predict moderate El Niño in 2016

eluniverso.com reported the odds are greater that there is a moderate El Niño phenomenon during the first quarter of 2016, according to the monitoring conducted by the National Committee for the Regional Study of El Niño (Erfen). This was said Johnny Correa, deputy technical director of the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (INOCAR) in a […]

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Cuenca Ecuador Weather, the real scoop and what to expect

By Sylvan Hardy – cuencahighlife.com One of the most perplexing aspects of life in Cuenca — and a source of continuing befuddlement for expats — is the weather. It’s not only a point of confusion with expats, but even with locals who’ve lived in it all their lives. With the approach of an El Niño, […]

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POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC STORM HITS MEXICO

capital weather gang reported… Early Friday, the monstrous storm Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center. At 6:15 p.m. local time Friday, the extremely dangerous Category 5 storm made landfall along the coast of southwestern Mexico. It is expected to unleash destructive winds, torrents of rain, and a devastating storm […]

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Ecuador: 17 forest fires raging, areas around Quito most impacted

ASKING NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES FOR ASSISTANCE THEMALAYSIANINSIDER.COM reported… Ecuador called on Latin American neighbours yesterday to help it battle forest fires that have forced families to flee some neighborhoods of the capital Quito and its outskirts. Correa said there were 17 major forest fires raging, and the area around Quito, the world’s highest capital city, had […]

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Ecuador: Living on the edge near Cotopaxi volcano

news.com.au reported… Living on the edge: Life near Cotopaxi active volcano in Ecuador Latacunga has been under a state of emergency. Four hundred people have been evacuated and more than 27,200 students have been relocated to schools outside of the danger zone. An eruption has the potential to harm more than 300,000 people between Cotopaxi, […]

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Ecuador: Government dispells rumors that Cotopaxi volcano danger level being manipulated

telesurtv.net reported an audio message has been circulating online that falsely claims the alert level has been raised from yellow to orange. A government spokesperson said Tuesday that the alert level at the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador remains at yellow and dispelled rumors circulating on social media that the danger level is being manipulated by […]

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Peru pulls out as host of 2016 Dakar Rally over concerns of El Niño weather pattern

UPI.com reported Peru announced it has withdrawn as host of the 2015 Desafío Inca and the 2016 Dakar Rally due to increasing concerns about a strong El Niño phenomenon. Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism confirmed on Monday that the Desafío Inca motorsports event, also known as the Inca Challenge, scheduled for Sept. 10-13 […]

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Ecuador preparing in event of potential eruption of Cotopaxi

telesurtv.net reported ash from Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano rained down on a dozen villages in the country’s central Andean region Saturday. Authorities in Ecuador reported that the Cotopaxi volcano erupted once again, spewing clouds of ash and steam over the surrounding areas. In response, the government carried out “emergency response simulations” as well as “military training […]

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Cotopaxi Eruption could impact over 300,000 people

japantimes.co.jp reported nearly 325,000 people could be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi, the volcano looming beyond the Ecuadoran capital of Quito, officials said Monday. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the 5,900-meter (19,000-foot) mountain’s snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows that could sweep through nearby towns, Ecuador’s minister of […]

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Quito Ecuador: Contingency plans being prepared for possible eruption of Cotopaxi volcano

elcomercio.com reported Emergency Operations Committee of Quito was formed to work on prevention against a possible eruption of Cotopaxi volcano. Overall, the techniques work tables, according to the operating risks, are divided according to eight themes, according to Juan Zapata, Security Secretary of the Municipality of the city. The seventh has to do with education, […]

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Santiago Chile: Environmental Emergency Declared due to Smog

dw.com reported Chilean authorities have declared an environmental emergency in response to dangerously high pollution levels in the capital, Santiago. The city last resorted to such a measure 16 years ago. Santiago regional governor Claudio Orrego said the emergency measures, to come into force Monday, would require 3,000 factories and other businesses to shut down. […]

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Ecuador: High Waves predicted for this weekend along the coast

eluniverso.com reported strong winds at high latitudes of the South Pacific will generate groups of high-energy waves that approach to the insular and continental regions of Ecuador from May 1, announced the INOCAR. On May 2 most intense waves expected. It is anticipated that this wave will be of greater intensity than the one presented […]

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Light ash falls around villages around Tungurahua volcano Ecuador

radiohcjb.org reported this morning light ash fall in the areas of Chacauco and Manzano was reported. In the morning light ash fall in the areas of Chacauco and Manzano was reported. The Tungurahua volcano, located in the central Andean Ecuador, reported today increased its activity after a semester of relative calm, the Geophysical Institute (IG), […]

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Extreme Storms Kill dozens in Chile and Ecuador

sbs.com.au reported the death toll has reached three dozen and is expected to rise in extreme storms along Pacific coastal regions of South America, reports say. At least 25 people had died during intense rains, landslides and high waves in Ecuador, officials said on Saturday. Lightning strikes on a police school in the capital Quito […]

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Ecuador: Winter Storms Hit Hard 16 Provinces with rain, flooding

ELCOMERCIO.COM reported that six people were trapped by a landslide in Loja, amid heavy rain, are the latest victims of the winter. The tragedy occurred at 01:00 on Friday and caused pain in neighboring Sierra Nevada sector in South lojana capital. A landslide came off the top and destroyed the room where eight people were […]

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Storms lash Bolivia, over 10,000 left homeless

eluniverso.com The storms that lash Bolivia since October have left 15 dead and over 10,000 homeless families, with swollen rivers in five of the nine departments, reported Sunday the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense. The official count, which does not include an assessment of material losses in crops and destruction of roads, covering a period […]

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El Niño weather pattern so far not as expected by forecasters

vox.com reported back in the spring, a number of experts suggested we could see a strong El Niño in late 2014, perhaps similar to the monster event in 1997-98 that upended weather patterns across the globe. That might mean record temperatures, floods in some areas, droughts in others — a huge deal. But in the […]

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Ibarra Ecuador: Mother, son killed by lightning strike

larepublica.ec reported a lightning strike killed a woman and her son in Ibarra On Tuesday a thunderstorm during the afternoon contributed to the death of a mother and son in Zuleta at about 5:00 pm. The woman and her fifteen year old son trying to seek shelter from the storm under a tree were hit […]

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Brazil: Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate weather systems

The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading scientists. In a new report, Antonio Nobre, researcher in the government’s space institute, Earth System Science Centre, says the logging and burning of the world’s […]

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Buenos Aires Argentina: Torrential Rains, severe flooding, flight delays

bbc.com reported torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina have caused severe flooding, damaged homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate. The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, was also affected, with flight delays and cancellations at its two airports. The National Weather Service has maintained an alert throughout Buenos Aires province. Read Article

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Cuenca Ecuador: Rains and flooding expected to continue

ELCOMERCIO.COM reported floods this past weekend were worse than reported in 2012 which had the worst floods in 40 years. The overflowing rivers caused serious emergency situations so far this year. Rains are expected to continue, so the threat of the four rivers continue dormant. The preliminary assessment is (two serious) eight homes affected four […]

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Cuenca Ecuador on alert for high water levels of Tomebamba River

eluniverso.com reported rain fall this Saturday night in basin caused the overflowing of the river Tomebamba, generating fear in residents of sectors such as gates of the Sun and Balzay, which looked at how the water covered the streets. The ECU 911 system on his Twitter account said: “rainy storm overflows the Tomebamba River at […]

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Colombia: At least 11 Wiwas Indigenous members killed, dozen injured in lighting strike

At least eleven indigenous wiwas would have died immediately and other 13 injured as a result of lightning, product of a thunderstorm that fell right into a house where ethnic authorities advanced workshop to conserve natural resources. The incident occurred in the Kemakumake village, a five-hour walk from the village of Guachaca in rural area […]

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Argentina: Tourist from U.S. dies in avalanche while snowboarding

elmundo.com.sv reported a 29 year old American tourist died in the South of Argentina as a result of an avalanche that occurred while practicing snowboarding in a mountain area near the Santa Cruz town of El Chalten. The woman, identified today by local news website Opi Santa Cruz as Elizabeth Devon Daley, was with a […]

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Chile: Extreme Skiers found dead after missing in avalanche

bbc.com reported police in Chile have found the bodies of two extreme skiers who had been missing since an avalanche struck a mountain in southern Chile on Tuesday. Canadian Jean-Philippe Auclair, 37, and Swede Carl Andreas Fransson had been hiking the 3,700m-high (12,200ft) San Lorenzo mountain in Patagonia when they were swept away by the […]

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Ecuador: Disaster Insurance Revenues fall sharply in first half of 2014

businessinsurance.com/elcomercio.com reported According to elcomercio.com, revenues for disaster insurance in Ecuador fell seven percent to 61 million collars in the first half of 2014. Disaster insurance typically covers damages and losses to catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods, and explosions. One expert reported that despite rules and regulations that mandate such coverage, there is little uptick […]

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Mexico: Body of British Tourist Found after missing from hurricane Odile

Theguardian.com reported Paul Whitehouse, 45, was with his wife, Simone Wood, on their yacht when hurricane Odile struck. Authorities have found the body of a British man missing since hurricane Odile swept through parts of Mexico more than a week ago. Paul Whitehouse, 45, had been missing since Odile struck the Baja California peninsula on […]

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Los Cabos Mexico struggling to recover from hurricane Odile

Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) (AFP) – There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile. Nearly a week after being hit by one of the season’s most ferocious storms, this vacation resort area, still struggling to recover, […]

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Sonora Mexico: 21 municipalities declare state of emergency for weather

jornada.unam.mx reported The national coordination of Civil protection of the Ministry of the Interior issued Thursday a declaration of emergency for the municipalities of Hermosillo, Carbo, Benjamín Hill, Pitiquito, Caborca, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elías Calles, Santa Ana, Magdalena, Altar, Oquitoa, Saric, Atil, Tubutama, Trincheras, Imuris, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Naco and Agua Prieta by […]

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Guerrero Mexico: Expected strong rains this Friday and Saturday

cronica.com.mx reported the Undersecretary of Civil protection of Guerrero reported that he is expected to continue strong rains in some areas of the State, between Friday and Saturday, arising from the remoteness of the hurricane Polo and various hydrometeorological phenomena. In a statement, he noted that, according to the information analysed by the national weather […]

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Mexico: Polo Hurricane Advances Northwest as Category I, gusts of 150 km

cronica.com.mx reported the national meteorological service (SMN) informed that Polo continues its advance towards the Northwest as a hurricane category I on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 150. At 13:00 the meteorological phenomenon was located 235 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and 745 […]

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Hurricane Polo forms off Mexican coast

weather.com Polo strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane Wednesday evening after moving into favorable atmospheric conditions.Residents and stranded visitors in Baja California should continue to keep an eye on Hurricane Polo, which is tracking about 200 miles south of Manzanillo on the southwestern part of the Mexican mainland.The outer bands of Hurricane Polo […]

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Cabo San Lucas Mexico: Hundreds of American Tourists flown to Tijuana

fox5sandiego.com reported hundreds of American tourists who were stranded in Cabo San Lucas by Hurricane Odile were flown north to Tijuana and trucked to the U.S.-Mexican border by the Mexican military Tuesday. “It was terrifying, we had flights scheduled to at 3 o’clock on Sunday that were canceled so we got a hotel at the […]

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Mexico: Hurricane ODILE arrives in Cabo San Lucas (Video)

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Hurricane Odile expected to slam Cabo San Lucas Mexico Sept 14, 14

mashable.com reported hurricane Odile intensified from a Category 1 storm to a Category 4 monster in less than a day, and is forecast to make landfall near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Sunday night. Cabo is a popular resort town on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, and the city could see winds exceeding […]

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Ecuador, Tungurahua Volcano: Experts predict erruption in 2014

starmedia.com reported in a new report by the behavior of the Massif, the Unit held that “superficial manifestations are responding to a promotion held a magmatic body who has not managed a quick exit to the surface”. “High levels of SO2 gas log, significant inflation in the high part of the Tungurahua volcano and the […]

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Heavy Rains in western and central Mexico, Hurrican Marie hits category 5

lainfo.com reported hurricane Marie took more force on Sunday and reached Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, while heavy rains continue in several states in the western and central Mexico, an official said. According to a bulletin released by the National Weather Service (NWS) 16H15 Local (21h15 GMT), the storm was about 805 miles south-southwest […]

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Dominican Republic: Alert Declared in 18 of 32 provinces, intense rains

laht.com reported at least 3,603 people have been displaced, 606 homes damaged or destroyed and 23 communities cut off as a result of intense rains over the past two days in the Dominican Republic, emergency authorities said Sunday. The rain caused flooding throughout the eastern and northeastern portions of the country, the COE emergency operations […]

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Tungurahua Volcano Ecuador, the unsung heroes who save lives

A group of citizen scientists have been saving people’s lives around the “Throat of Fire” Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes for nearly 15 years now. A new report details the success of this network of volunteers as they struggle to preserve the lives of people who chose to live around active volcanoes. A group […]

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La Guajira Colombia Crisis: 35 of every 100,000 children under five Dying of Malnutrition

eltiempo.com reported the issue has gained relevance in recent days due to the severe situation facing La Guajira in terms of drought and to the imminent arrival of el Niño. As a result, President Juan Manuel Santos made his first field visit to this Department, on second day of his new mandate. In this Department, […]

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Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano emitting ash 4 km

RTUNOTICIAS.com reported Tungurahua, located in Ecuador’s Andean region, registered a significant emission of ash. Volcanic dust formed a column of 4 kilometers above the crater, approximately, which turned to the West and Northwest of the Colossus. According to Viviana Valverde, of the Observatory of the Tungurahua volcano, VPO, at noon (12:20) recorded a volcano-tectonic event […]

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Ecuador downgrades probabilities of El Niño Phenomenon

The Committee on the Regional Study of El Niño Phenomenon (ERFEN), which gathers different specialized organizations, concluded that local oceanic-atmospheric conditions tend to normalcy, which means low probabilities of this weather event to happen. “Different studies have been made by international organisms that analyze the condition of El Niño Phenomenon, and they have reached to […]

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Caribbean: Unpredictable Weather Patterns impact water resources

ipsnews.net reported as unpredictable weather patterns impact water availability and quality in St. Lucia, the Caribbean island is moving to build resilience to climate-related stresses in its water sector. Dr. Paulette Bynoe, a specialist in community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation policy and environmental management, says integrated water resource management is critical. “All governments […]

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Guatemala: 40,000 families affected by drought caused by El Niño

Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing preliminary figures. The lack of rain has damaged corn crops in some 28 cities in eight provinces located in the so-called Dry Corridor in the country’s east […]

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South America: 80 Percent Chance of El Niño phenomenon occurring

eluniverso.com reported in countries like Peru, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico already occur made this week experts have interpreted as evidence of an imminent arrival of the El Niño phenomenon. This probability, which until last month was 70%, increased to 80%, according to the ‘ newsletter the child / girl today ‘ presented on Thursday passed […]

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Ecuador: Banana Producers Concerned over El Niño arrival

freshplaza.com reported Gustavo Marún, president of the Regional Corporation of Ecuadorian Banana Producers, said that, despite winter being good for the banana sector, they were worried about El Niño’s arrival. According to him, the sector is holding meetings with the mayors of Los Ríos, Guayas and El Oro to discuss irrigation systems in low areas […]

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Ecuador: El Nino phenomenon could impact worldwide Banana shipments

profit.ndtv.com/Thomson Reuters reported El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can trigger floods and drought in different regions, hitting production of key foods such as rice, wheat and sugar. Weather forecasters are increasingly predicting it will return in 2014 for the first time in five years. “On land, the volumes of food […]

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Ecuador: Armed Forces mobilized to assist victims along coast

An operational command of the Armed Forces of Ecuador on Wednesday to support those affected by the heavy rains affect five days ago the Ecuadorian coast, decreed a state of emergency. The work, which involved different institutions, are made in the province of Esmeraldas (North), an official said. Read Article SAFETY AND SECURITY IN ECUADOR […]

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April 14, 2014: Tungurahua Volcano emits strong explosion, ash

telegrafo.com.ec reported that Tungurahua volcano emitted a strong explosion at 8:30am April 14, 2014. According to the Secretariat of Risk Management, the explosion is the strongest sound-wise to date of the latest eruptive process. It was heard in Ambato and the vibration broke windows in Cúsua, Chacauco, Cotaló and Pelileo. The ash column rose to […]

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Chile: 8.0 earthquake northern Chile, Tsunami warning Chile, Peru, Ecuador

cnn.com reported an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, generating a tsunami, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake was centered 62 miles northwest of Iquique at a depth of 6.2 miles. Chile’s National Emergency Office tweeted Tuesday night that it was asking everyone to evacuate the South […]

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Ecuador: Reventador volcano erupts

volcanodiscovery.com reported that the Reventador volcano has entered a new eruptive phase since yesterday, Ecuador’s Institute of Geophysics (IGP) reported. Starting from 15:00 local time yesterday, increasing tremor was registered and steady ash emissions were observed. At night, incandescent blocks could be seen and heard rolling down from the crater where probably a new lava […]

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Mindo Ecuador: Torrential Rains wash out only road to popular tourist destination

Latin America Current Events has received reports throughout the day that the main road into Mindo a popular destination for birders and nature lovers has been washed out due to torrential rains. Earlier reports indicated that the road was suppose to be open at 4:00 pm local time. However, work has not been completed and […]

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Tungurahua Volcano Eruption February 1, 2014 (Video)

FOOTAGE OF Tungurahua volcano, in the central region of Ecuador erupted on February 1 and spewed ash on the streets covered the capital with a huge gray cloud. This timelapse video shows the eruption and ash cloud on the same date. Credit: Youtube/Dave Braet GAIN FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ECUADOR’S UNIQUE CULTURE – READ THIS BOOK

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Rains Across Ecuador Cause Damage

The weather conditions improved yesterday in Guayas, Manabi and Imbabura, as appeared the Sun, then on Monday and Elcomercio.com reported…Tuesday to rain with intensity. But the situation worsened in Esmeraldas. It also rains in the Central Sierra and Tulcán feels very cold. In the North of Esmeraldas, the Ríos Cayapas, Santiago and Onzole walked out […]

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Climate Prediction Center predicts increasing chance of El Nino pattern over coming months

U.S. weather forecaster Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said on Thursday there was an increasing chance of the El Nino weather pattern after expecting neutral conditions through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2014. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center states that El Nino weather pattern to be neutral through Spring of 2014. However, they have changed their outlook […]

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Ecuador: Explosive Eruption Tungurahua Volcano

wired.com reported that February is off to a roaring start … another brief post to direct you to the significant explosive eruption (see above) going on right now at Ecuador’s Tungurahua. You can see the eruption right now on the IG-EPN webcams and it looks like both an ash column and pyroclastic flows heading towards […]

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Esmeraldas Ecuador strong weather alert issued, HEAVY RAINS

Eluniverso.com reported that Emergency Operations Committee was declared permanent session this afternoon. The Governor of Esmeraldas, Paola Cabezas, summoned its members to let them know an alert weather issued at 14:30 this Saturday by the Inamhi, for the province of Esmeraldas. This alert indicates that: “On the coastal profile of the province of Esmeraldas, there […]

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El Nino events could double in upcoming decades

usatoday.com reported…Some of the worst El Niños, the infamous climate patterns that shake up weather around the world, could double in frequency in upcoming decades due to global warming, says a new study out Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. During an El Niño, water temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean […]

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Massive Power Outage, Heatwave Argentina

mercopress.com reported… Not even Government House or two crucial ministries directly responsible for the situation could escape the blackouts. Casa Rosada was left in the dark and with no air conditioning for ten minutes and the ministries of two most trusted and loyal officials, Axel Kicillof (Economy) and Julio De Vido (Federal Planning and Infrastructure) […]

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Peru: Scientists predict no appearance for El Nino en 2014

fis.com reported that experts of the Marine Institute of Peru (Imarpe) announced that next year El Niño phenomenon (FEN) will not certainly occur in the country, a situation that will be beneficial for productive activities, and mainly fishing. The scientists said they have a 90 per cent certainty that this current will not appear in […]

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Moderate to Heavy Rains expected in Honduras November 8, 9, 10 – 2013

Moderate to heavy rain is expected for the weekend especially for the region of the Caribbean coast of Honduras, western and central region of the country. In the northern part of the department of Cortés could rain up to 40 mm in 24 hours, Atlantida, Yoro, Santa Barbara, and thank God, have rainfall between 20 […]

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Floods cause havoc in Cuenca Ecuador

Eluniverso.com Logs, trash, branches and dead animals in mud houses were in cdla. Jardines del Rio in Ucubamba, Cuenca, after the heavy rain last Wednesday provoked the overflow of the creek Molinopamba. At the closing of the house of Alicia Gutierrez a dark stripe, 60 cm above the floor, revealing where the water came up. […]

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