Floods and landslides displace hundreds in Quiché, Guatemala

The disaster agency in Guatemala (CONRED) reported heavy rain caused flooding and landslides parts of Quiché Department over the last few days. Over 165 homes have been damaged and 1,500 people displaced. The National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (Insivumeh) recorded 135.9 mm of rain at Playa Grande Ixcan, Quiché Department on 18 April 2021. The heavy rain caused 4 landslides in Chicamán municipality and 2 in Uspantán municipality, where 3 incidents of flooding were also reported. Conred said flooding from the La Taña river damaged around 100 homes in La Taña village, Uspantán, forcing 750 people to evacuate.

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