Guatemalan Disasters

 Recent disasters strike Guatemala

Volcano Pacaya Eruption

President Alvaro Colom declared a state of emergency for the area near the Pacaya volcano, which lies 25 miles (40 km) from Guatemala City as the volcano erupted with a cloud of black ash that closed the airport and forced evacuations of nearby villages. (source: GLIDEnumber)

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Tropical Cyclone Agatha

The first named tropical storm of the 2010 Pacific hurricane season "Agatha" caused severe rainfall in the departments of Escuintla, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Totonicapán, Sololá, Chimaltenango and Guatemala. Guatemalan authorities report 12 deaths, 22 people missing and that 7,627 people have been affected to some degree by the storm and 4,975 people have been directly affected by the effects of the storm. (source: GLIDEnumber)

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