Monday, September 6, 2010

Rain Damage--Update to previous article

Damage in western Guatemala from the incessant rain continues to increase. Yesterday afternoon (Sunday) a landslide occurred at km 28 on the Atlantic highway in San José del Golfo, killing one person and injuring 26 others. This landslide affects transportation between Guatemala City and eastern and northwestern Guatemala.

Conred is now reporting 255 incidents around the country involving landslides, collapses, or flooding. 50,634 persons are now affected, 11,495 have been evacuated from threatened areas, 14,900 are in shelters, 44 persons have died, 56 injured, and 16 are missing.

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