Floods and landslides hit Ecuador, leaving two dead and thousands affected

Floods and landslides hit Ecuador, leaving two dead and thousands affected

Heavy rain has been affecting Ecuador since January 29, 2024, resulting in devastating floods and landslides across the country. Two fatalities were reported in Azuay Province, with four others injured in Chimborazo and Loja. The disaster has affected over 16 600 individuals, predominantly in Los Ríos, Manabí, Esmeraldas, and Guayas provinces, leading to the destruction of 36 houses and damage to 3 180 others.

Devastating floods hit Ecuador, extensive damage reported in Esmeraldas

Devastating floods hit Ecuador, extensive damage reported in Esmeraldas

Over 11 750 individuals were impacted by intense flooding between June 3 and June 4, 2023, in the Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador due to the overflowing of six rivers following continuous rainfall. The cantons of Esmeraldas, Atacames, Quinindé, and Muisne bore the brunt of the floods, resulting in extensive damage to properties and necessitating broad-scale evacuations.

Heavy rains produced by Cyclone Yaku cause severe flooding and landslides in western Ecuador

Heavy rains produced by Cyclone Yaku cause severe flooding and landslides in western Ecuador

Heavy rain caused by Cyclone Yaku produced severe flooding and landslides in western Ecuador, resulting in the deaths of at least 3 people. The worst affected was Chone Canton in Manabí Province. The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (Senamhi) described Yaku as an unusual and unorganized tropical cyclone.

Severe weather causes fatal flooding and landslides in Ecuador

Severe weather causes fatal flooding and landslides in Ecuador

Severe weather in Ecuador has led to the death of at least six people in recent days due to flooding and landslides, with a total of eleven fatalities recorded since the beginning of the year. The most affected provinces are Chimborazo, Esmeraldas, Los Ríos, Loja, Manabí, El Oro, and Guayas.

Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador

Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador

Severe floods swept through Cuenca, capital of Azuay Province in Ecuador on Saturday, May 15, 2021, resulting in major damage that affected around 500 people. According to authorities, it was the worst flood the area has seen since 2010. Nearly 70 homes were damaged…

Widespread flooding hits capital Quito, Ecuador

Widespread flooding hits capital Quito, Ecuador

Widespread flooding hit Ecuador's capital Quito on April 12, 2020, after the Cauphicho river broke its banks. More than 20 locations in the south were affected, while several houses were damaged or destroyed. In the neighborhood of San Pedro de Guajalo, the Fire…

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA…