EU official against cutting Russia gas ties    Vietnam, US launch next stage of Agent Orange clean-up project    Radio and TV body celebrates fiftieth anniversary    No obstacles in improving relations with West, Putin says    Ministry of Health investigating Corona    Pavilion of Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy visited    Saudi Press    Saudi Arabia, Credibly, Managed through Decades to Export Raw Materials -Al-Naimi 3 The Hague    Gulf states heal rift    UK school plot thickens    The sponsorship system is modern slavery. Abolish it!    Is Maliki's son the new Uday?    Bouteflika re-elected with 81.5% votes    India's EC lifts ban on Modi aide    Cut off from the world, poverty consumes Gazans    Women need to be aware of basic laws    Kingdom prepares to embrace smart, social and mobile government    Al-Naimi: Kingdom welcomes all new sources of energy    Huawei showcases availability of e-education platforms    A tribute to all global healthcare workers    Nissan Patrol again the big winner in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge    Ferrer ends Nadal's claycourt run    Hamilton sets the pace    Rajasthan scores nervy IPL victory    We must invest in our children    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature    Dubai takes Fashion Forward    Emy Kat's cry to save Jeddah's heritage    Saudi Arabia, Credibly, Managed through Decades to Export Raw Materials -Al-Naimi 2 The Hague    Saudi Arabia, Credibly, Managed through Decades to Export Raw Materials -Al-Naimi    Bahraini Crown Prince Meets with U.S. Ambassador and Fifth Fleet Commander    Semifinals of 'Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup 2014'    Saudi Kayan Registers SR 9.94 Million Net Profits In 1st Quarter of 2014    Nine Dead in Mount Everest Avalanche    Barcelona to Be without Neymar, Alba for Month    Saudi Charge D'Affaires in Beijing gives luncheon in honor of Saudi athletes    The rich fail to pay Zakat, scholars claim    Sidharth finishes ‘Ek Villian'    Saudi Under 17 Squad Beats England, in Montagu Int'l Championships    Let's practice good etiquette in the Grand Mosque    Anger Management 101    Saudi Culture Day Educates Wichita State Students in USA    States revolt against powerful new painkiller    Merck replacing CFO with Baxter executive in April    Solar Eclipse Prayer Performed at Grand Mosque in Makkah    Crown Prince Holds Annual Reception for Heads of Islamic Countries, Hajj Missions 3 Mina    Utilization of Hajj Meat is expected to hit a new record    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivers a speech on the occasion of blessed Eid Al-Fitr    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Your friends recommend

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
Friday marks the beginning of the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane
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.

Clic here to read the story from its source.