Foreign Minister: Iran is the first sponsor of terrorism in the world and the international community must confront it    Council of Arab League condemns Iranian interference in region    UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with Canadian Minister of International Trade    Foreign Minister Meets with His Yemeni Counterpart    Jordanian King Receives Telephone Call from Spanish King    Arab Foreign Ministers Begin Emergency Meeting on Iranian Interference in the Region    Crown Prince donates SR 12 million to support charitable societies in Southern Region    Tanker market opportunities and challenges discussed at ''Bahri Oil Transportation Forum'' in Dubai    King Salman Relief Center Supervisor meets Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary    Sami Al-Jaber Appointed Member of AFC Competitions' Committee    Asian Football Confederation appoints Sami Al Jaber as Member of Competitions Committee    Saudi Electricity Company ranks 14th largest power company in World    Islamic Development Bank Group Pledges $ 880 Million to support Development in Guinea    Misk Foundation and Siemens Company Sign MoU to Train and Develop Saudi Youth    Coach Ventura sacked after Italy miss World Cup qualification    Asian Referees academy launched    Saudi Research Center Discovers New 41 Genes Identifying Family Genetic Cancer    National Day / Ministry of Culture and Information Honors Winners of 87th National Day Competition in Baha Region    Newcastle Beat West Ham 3-0 for their first Win of the Season    Mourinho insists Ibrahimovic must be good enough for Manchester United    Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery    Reforms have saved the economy from possible recession, say analysts    The King and Crown Prince congratulates Moldova's President    More than 1,5 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia, so far    MWL allocates SR 7 million for Eid sacrifice project in 47 countries    Saudi Campaign provides educational and training services for Syrians in Al-Za'tari camp    Saudi student goes missing in Kentucky, US    Harvey lashes Texas US coast with high wind, torrential rain    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills    Known days    "MODON" Signs MoU with Chinese Goldwind Company for wind-turbines manufacturing in the Kingdom    Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia's new low-cost airline, scheduled to launch on September 23, reports    Honda among 27 Japan players named for World Cup qualifiers    Joker, Harley Quinn movie in works with 'Crazy Stupid Love' filmmakers    Mastercard launches Masterpass in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Madhuri Dixit to venture into Marathi films as a producer    Consumers warned against using some brands of face powder, hair products    How 'GOT' makers made the frozen lake in 'Beyond the Wall'    Shraddha Kapoor wants people to help the needy    Neymar targets improvement after phenomenal home debut    Politicizing the pilgrimage    Rakhi 2017: "Bond of Love" between a brother and his sister    World Conference on rights of prophet's companions, house of Prophet, his spouses, their virtue concludes    MISK Foundation Launches MISK Art Festival    MISK Foundation to Host 100 Visual Artists in Riyadh    Senior Scholars Council: Assault on sanctified lives is divinely prohibited    Imam of the Prophet Mosque Receives Indian Preachers    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses the nation on the advent of Ramadan    







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





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.


Clic here to read the story from its source.