May 31, 2010
Tropical Storm Agathy Hits Guatemala
I've been out of town a couple of days so we're late in reporting this. You probably already know about the storm that hit Guatemala.
Here's a story on it: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/05/30/salvador.tropical.storm/index.html?section=cnn_latest
On behalf of Guatadopt and its readers, I can just wish support and prayers for all those in Guatemala recovering from a week of Mother Nature's torment!
Posted by Kevin at May 31, 2010 10:06 AM
Kevin & co -
This storm is a disaster along Mitch/Stan proportions. I have been posting personal updates and anecdotes on my blog at www.ClinicLink.org. I am about to post a short list of non-profits that are on the ground at the moment and desparately need some funds, no matter how small. Please check back to my blog, or any other source of good information about the storm. It's is not getting nearly the attention it should in the States.
Tropical storm Agatha has caused more damages in Guatemala than Hurricane Stan in 2005 or Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
By the end of Sunday, May 30, these were the figures 82 dead, 111,964 evacuees, 29,245 in shelters, 13 bridges collapsed, [many] roads blocked by landslides or floods. Climaya calls Guatemala the country most affected but also Honduras and El Salvador were affected by the storm Agatha in: Muerte y destrucción causa Agatha en Centroamérica. HablaGuate reported about 15 houses that were destroyed in San Pedro Las Huertas and all the houses lost in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez. The list of damages caused by tropical storm Agatha just in Guatemala is an endless river of updates in Twitter and Facebook.
Above info from LaAntiguaDailyFoto
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Just to keep you updated about the great devastation from Tropical Storm Agatha, there are many displaced and homeless families now. The Air Force and the Red Cross is assisting due to the magnitude of this disaster.
To see videos, google YouTube. Enter: Tormenta Agatha (the name of the town/area you want to see) Guatemala
You can also click the link below to get started.
New Data as of June 4th:
166 personas fallecidas- 166 people dead
98 desaparecidas- 98 missing
88 heridos- 88 injured
89.712 evacuadas- 89,712 evacuated
112 mil personas en riesgo- 112,000 people in danger
226 mil 676 afectadas- 226, 676 affected
68 mil 537 damnificadas- 68,537 homeless
150 mil 278 evacuadas- 150,278 evacuated
89 mil 712 albergadas- 89,712 in shelters
Sobre los daños materiales, se reportan 22 mil 389 viviendas en riesgo y 30 mil con daños.
Regarding material matters:
22,389 homes in danger of collapsing
30,000 homes with damages
Information obtained from: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres de Guatemala (Conred) .