Here are some of the videos of the floods, mud slides and damage caused by the torrential rains of Tropical Storm Agatha which swept Guatemala in May of 2010.
Tropical storm Agatha has now claimed at least 150 lives after sweeping across Central America Guatemala’s the worst-hit, with emergency workers battling to reach those stranded by the torrential downpour. Callers to local radio stations described more landslides and possible deaths, but those reports could not be immediately confirmed. A three-storey building in northern Guatemala City fell into a sinkhole but there were no reports of victims. Thousands are homeless while dozens are still missing. It’s feared many may be buried by landslides. Forecasters say more heavy rains are expected.
El Rancho Soccer Stadium, Progreso Guastatoya, aftermath of Agatha Storm.
Storm Agata smashed on the Ranch, San Agustin, El Progreso, Guatemala.
Lives lost, homes destroyed in San Miguel Escobar. Cleaning up the debris.
Heavy rains accompanied by winds gusting over 80 mph, several rivers overflowed and caused many landslides in the country’s roads have disrupted the passage of vehicles and persons as well as the collapse of bridges.
A cavernous sinkhole that swallowed an entire intersection in Guatemala City during a tropical storm has excited geologists and spooked neighbors.