International/National/Chiapas: Emergency Declared after Hurricane Eta Floods

@Chiapas Paralelo

On November 9th, the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) issued a Declaration of Emergency in Chiapas, for the municipalities of Ocosingo, Ostuacan, Pichucalco, Salto de Agua, Tila, Tumbala, Yajalon and Tecpatan due to the severe rains on November 5th and 6th.

The heavy rains caused by Hurricane Eta, which is now in Florida USA, has left at least 70 dead in Central America, the vast majority in Guatemala and Honduras, and has generated floods and landslides that left tens of thousands of victims.

In Mexico, the National Coordinator of Civil Protection in Mexico reported that in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, the heavy rains and floods caused by cold front 11 have claimed the lives of 27 people and caused several landslides.

Due to the situation, the state government of Chiapas requested the Declarations of Emergencies now issued, and that the resources of the Emergency Attention Fund (FONDEN) be activated so that the authorities have resources that allow them to meet the nutritional, shelter and health needs of the affected population.

For more information in Spanish:

Emiten declaratoria de emergencia para 8 municipios por inundaciones(Chiapas Paralelo, 9 de noviembre)

El fatal paso de Eta por Centroamérica: al menos 70 muertos e inundaciones(InfoBae, 6 de noviembre)

Incrementa a 22 fallecidos, 4 desaparecidos y 37 mil 079 afectadas por lluvias(ChiapasParalelo, 8 de noviembre)

Inundaciones en Chiapas y Tabasco ha dejado 27 muertos: Protección Civil (El Universal, 9 de noviembre) 

For more information from SIPAZ:

Nacional: ONU-DH, CNDH y FMOPDH lamentan la extinción de los 109 fideicomisos. (OctOBER 8, 2020)

National: Mexico Shaken by Two Huge Earthquakes Faces the Shock with a Wave of Solidarity (September 30, 2017)
Oaxaca: NGOs denounce “inadequate and insufficient response from the three levels of government” to earthquake disaster (September 21, 2017)

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