Panabaj – 30 de mayo 2010

panabaj-30510.jpgTropical Storm Agatha has caused death and destruction as mud and swollen rivers have claimed lives in Panabaj near Santiago Atitlán. Record breaking rainfall has forced the evacuation of more than 70,000 people in Guatemala. Thousands are left homeless and many are injured.Many roads in Guatemala are impassable and bridges have been destroyed. Roads near Guatemala City are considered especially dangerous due to the accumulation of volcanic ash from the eruption of the volcano Pacaya.The department of Sololá is the area most affected by mudslides, road and bridge damage in the country.  In Panajachel, several homes left standing after Stan were washed into the San Francisco River.Aurora International airport remains closed to commercial traffic because of the eruption of Pacaya, but helicopters with aid are arriving from the US, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil and Cuba.Hospitalito Atitlán is in a state of emergency preparedness and is providing care for the injured. Please support the work with a donation. thank you. 

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