Floods leave 43 dead in Guatemala during 2022 | News


The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) of Guatemala reported this Tuesday that 43 deaths have been registered this year as a result of the severe rainfall that affects the Central American nation.


38 dead reported after heavy rains in Guatemala

According to Conred’s 2022 Rainy Season General Report, at least 10,937 people have been in danger from the persistent deluges that have affected more than three million Guatemalans.

In turn, the prevention entity reported that there are currently 14 people sheltered for a total of 2,000 in the year, meanwhile, in the last few days 1,849 have been treated.

Similarly, during this Tuesday the collapse of the hammock-type bridge was recorded in the Hacienda El Santo village, in the department of Chiquimula, as well as the overflow of the Samalá River in the municipality of San Andrés Villa Seca, Retalhuleu.

In turn, falling trees have been recorded. For example, on 13th avenue and 14th street in the Oakland neighborhood in zone 10 and on the El Pulté overpass in zone 16 of the Guatemalan capital.

Likewise, Conred recorded the collapse of drains in the health post of the village of La Laguna Abajo in the municipality of La Unión in the department of Zacapa, as well as a flood on the Centennial roadway of the Callejón Continued Hotel El Alba, department of Suchitepéquez.

At the same time, landslides have been reported on the perimeter wall of a primary school in the Timushan village, in Zacapa; in the Palo Alto sector, Las Anonas village, San José Pínula and in the Valentón 5 Arroyos village, Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango, where two houses were affected.

For its part, the National Institute of Seismology, Meteorology and Hydrology assured in its most recent weekly bulletin that the rainfall should continue until next October.

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