Rains cause floods in Portoviejo and Machala

This Saturday, the waters of the Mancha Grande River overflowed due to rains, causing floods in the Abdon Calderon and San Placido parishes, in Portoviejo, affecting the homes and businesses of approximately 400 families in the area. The zones El Forestal, La Cienega, Pimpiguasí,...

Alert by El Niño phenomenon

The presence of El Niño phenomenon in the country is a matter of concern for the International Center for Research of El Niño Phenomenon (CIIFEN for its Spanish acronym). According to Eduardo Zambrano, oceanographer at the center, this current has been forming since the previous...

Trade of southern border affected by floods and safeguard measures

There are many Ecuadorians who come to Huaquillas, border town with Peru, whose name changes to Aguas Verdes just after walking a few meters, in order to purchase goods at lower costs. The overflow of the Zarumilla river, about a week ago, because of the heavy rains has caused...

Tropical storm and floods generate deaths in the Philippines and Malaysia

At least 30 people have been killed by floods caused by tropical storm that hits the Philippines two days ago, according to the latest official figures released this Tuesday, and another 10 people have lost their lives in Malaysia. Heavy rain fell upon fishing and tourist areas...

10 dead and 500,000 evacuated in Japan by typhoon “Halong”

Japan has suffered the ravages of Typhoon ‘Halong’, which so far has left a total of 10 dead and 2 missing, dozens injured, nearly 500,000 evacuated and hundreds of flights canceled. After its arrival in the Japanese sea during the weekend, the typhoon left the...

Paraguayan are still displaced by floods after two months

Around 90,000 people are displaced from their homes since two months ago in Asunción, Paraguay, after suffering the floods in several regions. Both the National Emergency Secretariat (SEN for its Spanish acronym) as NGOs emphasize that sanitation and access to water are the main...

Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina suffer the ravages of floods

At least 300,000 Paraguayans, 50 thousand Brazilians and Argentines over 12 thousand have been evacuated due to heavy rains, overflowing rivers and flooding that have affected these countries in recent weeks. Floods have become frequent news for Latin America in recent weeks. In...

Nicaragua evacuated more than 300 people due to overflowing rivers

Around 365 people were evacuated from their homes last Thursday, July 25. These measurements were taken after a heavy flooding in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, said an official source. Previously the authorities pointed out that the Prinzapolka river overflowed and Laguna de...