Central America Devastated by Torrential Rain

November 5, 2011 by  
Filed under GEMS Mailing List, Needs

The wrath of Mother Nature ripped through Central America in October, as torrential rains, landslides and flooding killed at least 105 people.
El Salvador and Guatemala were the hardest hit, while Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica suffered extensive damage to homes, roads and crops.

Road washed out

Regional meteorologists reported that as much as 120 centimeters (47 inches) of rain accumulated in the past week in some areas – three times the monthly average for the season. More than 700,000 people in Central America have been displaced by weather-related events so far in October.
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The following link is for a Youtube video, unfortunately it is in Spanish but you can see what has happened and how devestated the region has become.

Central American Flooding Video

Many rivers overflowed their banks

GEMS will respond to this humanitarian crisis but we need your help. There are immediate needs in this region and we are going to send several containers. Each container we send costs $10,000 and we want to raise enough to send two as soon as possible.

email GEMS

Global Emergency Missions Society
c/o Indridi Kristjánsson, Director
2870 Crossley Drive
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 5H3

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