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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hurricane Alex

I am currently in the US, and its hard to get good news about Tropical Storm Alex, which is expected to turn hurricane today.

Civil Proteccion of El Salvado has issued an orange alert for the country, and red alert for Ilopango. Thus, Santiago Texacuangos and all communities we work in are in a state of emergency.

According to very breif communications with Mercedes, CEIBA has evacuated families in El Sauce and Los Cruces. Joya Grande is again without water, and in need of evacuation. Hopefully the rain stops soon.

There are no landslides so far, and the biggest current concern is lack of clean water. There have been 2 deaths in El Salvador in the San Miguel area. Lots of rivers leaving their banks.

Will update as soon as I know more!

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