Details of Disaster Information

Guatemala : Flood : 2000/06
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Duration 2000/06
Name Flood
Outline Disaster Situation

The rivers Achiguate and Motagua have overflowed and caused damage to roads and several villages have become isolated .

Landslides have occurred in the Huehuetenango region due to the rainfall.

In the Villanueva municipality, the bridge on the Villalobos river was destroyed, which cut off access to the capital.

Rainfall in the southern coastal area has been intense causing threat to infrastructure.

Affected Area

City of Guatemala, regions of Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Escuintla, Jalapa, Quich, Totonicap y Zacapa.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/06/20
Sixteen dead, some 700 evacuated ; total number of people affected : some 2,500.

Parts of the road network blocked, and some 400 houses damaged or at risk.

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