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Heavy rain leaves 12 dead in Caribbean, Central America
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 01 - 06 - 2007


Heavy rain in Central America
and the Caribbean led to the deaths of at least 12 people by early
Friday, according to dpa.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic said that floods had caused
the deaths of eight people, while at least 8,000 more had to be
evacuated from their homes.
In El Salvador, four people died as a result of landslides caused
by heavy rain.
According to meteorologists, rain in the region was caused by the
Pacific tropical storm Barbara, currently moving slowly eastward
towards Mexico's southern coast. In the Mexican states of Oaxaca and
Chiapas authorities warned the population of probable floods and
landslides.
Friday marks the beginning of the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane
season.
Barbara, currently a storm with wind speeds of 65 kilometres an
hour, is set to hit Mexico's mainland on Saturday, according to the
estimates of meteorologists.
In Nicaragua only material damage has been reported so far. An
airplane carrying medicine from Venezuela missed the runway as it
landed on Thursday in Managua, although no one was injured.
Floods in the Dominican Republic were provoked by persistent
heavy rain, which led many rivers to overflow.
Hurricanes are particularly dangerous in Mexico, Central America
and the Caribbean, because the heavy rains they bring often trigger
landslides and floods. Many homes, particularly in poorer areas,
stand on hillsides that are particularly vulnerable.
In the autumn of 2005, several thousand people died in the region
as a consequence of the tropical storm Stan.


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