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Deadly storm strikes volcano-hit Guatemala

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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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Deadly storm strikes volcano-hit Guatemala


news.bbc.co.uk

A powerful tropical storm has struck Guatemala, bringing torrential rains that have added to the disruption caused by an erupting volcano.

At least 12 people have died in mudslides and floods caused by tropical storm Agatha, which is moving in from the Pacific Ocean.

Tropical storm Agatha - the first named storm of the Pacific Hurricane season - is expected to dump at least 50cm (20in) of rain on Guatemala, as well as El Salvador and southeastern Mexico.

...4 people died and 11 are missing..
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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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Yet another powerful display of the power of nature, and coming so quick on the heels of yesterday's volcanic eruption.

The tropical storm has been named 'Agatha' — the first of the season — and it is already affecting a vast number of people as far abroad as El Salvador and southeastern Mexico.

But your heart has to go out to those in Guatemala affected by both disasters...


news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:09 AM
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looks tropical
2nd line



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 04:20 AM
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Surely, a self proclaimed "Super Genius" such as yourself could share a little more thought than that?

Aside from that, I hope the storm doesn't cause too much destruction. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Almost made a new thread, glad someone beat me to it. This is no bueno IMO.



The death toll in Central America from landslides and flooding triggered by the year's first tropical storm surged to 83 on Sunday, as authorities struggled to clear roads of debris and reach cut-off communities.

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A little farther north and there would've been oil everywhere.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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Thanks for the update!

Boy, the article now says 99 dead. Lower down it has the following:


As of Sunday evening, 112,000 people in Guatemala had been evacuated, many to shelters.

Government disaster relief spokesman David de Leon said 82 people were killed in the poor Central American country as rains unleashed lethal landslides across the country. Another 53 people were reported missing...


Very informative article.


As to the oil — it may just be a question of when the second storm of the season hits.



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