Saturday, May 29, 2010

Landslides, Flooding Occurring, 12 Dead

Tropical Storm Agatha has come ashore along the southern part of the coast of the Department of San Marcos.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Agatha are causing flooding in Antigua and parts of Guatemala City.

Evacuations are taking place in Antigua, Guatemala as the Rio Pensativo is flooding.

Red alert has been declared in Chamerpico, Retalhuleu. Evacuation of the whole area is underway due to massive waves and flooding.

Fallen trees are causing widespread power outages. Heavy rains are causing landslides. 12 reported dead.

Heavy flooding and evacuations are underway in Zone 2 and Zone 5 of Quetzaltenango. The water in the streets is chest high in places and rescue personnel are using boats to reach those in need of assistance.

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