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05 Aug 2002 description
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Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

21 Dec 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org
CARACAS, Venezuela - It's not so much the dark clouds - or even the pelting rain on her flimsy metal roof. That alone would be enough to bring back frightening memories for most victims of last year's mudslides in Venezuela. For 40-year-old Carmen Alvarez, it's the smell of mud that slowly saturates the air, filling her nostrils with the musty scent of soggy earth and eventually becoming so overbearing that she can no longer maintain a brave front for her children.

18 Dec 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

22 Nov 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
Nearly a year after floods and mudslides devastated the Venezuelan coastal state of Vargas and parts of the capital, Caracas, disaster victims have braced for a possible repeat. Torrential rains and mudslides that left at least three people dead and more than 2,000 homeless have unleashed fears of another mournful Christmas season.

24 Jan 2000 description
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Written by Cynthia Long, Managing Editor, DisasterRelief.org

11 Jan 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

05 Jan 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

03 Jan 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

23 Dec 1999 description
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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Forty-three year old Dania Milano and her family stayed awake for three nights straight, afraid that their house would be the next to be buried by the giant mudslides that kept crashing down the mountains. Finally, the family heard the tumultuous rush of cascading mud and debris approaching their house. Milano and her sister gathered their children and ran outside and down the hill to safety. When they turned around they watched a wall of mud split their home in two.

22 Dec 1999 description
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Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org
VALENCIA, Venezuela -- A light drizzle began as a cargo plane filled with relief supplies arrived in this quiet airport just before sunrise. Closed to commercial flights since the torrential rains that spawned Venezuela's worst disaster in 100 years, the Valencia airport, located 50 miles from Caracas, has become a depot for relief supplies and flood evacuees.

21 Dec 1999 description
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Written by Cynthia Long, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

16 Dec 1999 description
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Mudslides triggered by unseasonable torrential rains buried poverty-stricken neighborhoods in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Thursday, and authorities feared scores of people may have died.