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Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2010 Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Situation Report
Originally published



As of June 8, the Government of Guatemala (GoG) reported that the Pacaya volcano eruption and Tropical Storm Agatha had collectively resulted in 174 deaths in Guatemala, with at least 113 people reported missing. Additionally, the GoG reported that officials had evacuated approximately 163,000 people from houses in affected areas. According to the U.N., as of June 11, Tropical Storm Agatha had affected more than 392,000 people in Guatemala, including approximately 96,500 people residing in temporary shelters in 206 municipalities.

The U.N. issued a Flash Appeal for Guatemala on June 11 requesting more than $14 million to assist with agriculture, early recovery, education, food, health, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to benefit affected populations.

According to the Government of Honduras (GoH), Tropical Storm Agatha caused the deaths of 18 people, with at least one other person reported missing, as of June 3. As of June 1, Tropical Storm Agatha caused the deaths of 12 people in El Salvador, with 3 others reported missing, according to the Government of El Salvador (GoES).

The U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, other U.N. agencies, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the GoES, and the GoG plan to conduct damage assessments of affected areas between June 14 and July 5. On June 14, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom announced that the GoG estimates rebuilding costs for areas damaged by Tropical Storm Agatha will total between $650 million and $1 billion, according to international media sources.