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Heavy rains following Agatha leave Guatemala to face $975 million cost

Friday, September 17, 2010


Since September 4, continuous heavy rains have fallen in Guatemala, exacerbating heavy damage caused by tropical storm Agatha which hit the region on May 29, causing 174 deaths and an estimated $975 million of damage.
 
The rains have been reported as higher than the last 40 years' average and are expected to continue into October.
 
They have caused rivers to overflow, resulting in floods and landslides.
 
Roads and bridges have been buried or collapsed and communications with some communities have been lost.
 
Original source: ACT Alliance