Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Reported by Olga Bellido de Luna, American Red Cross Public Affairs Delegate, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Two weeks after flash floods and avalanches buried entire villages along a northern strip of Venezuela's Caribbean coast, another disaster looms for those who survived the first one. Despite the risk of death, thousands of people refuse or are unable to evacuate their homes. But with more torrential rains in the forecast, officials are begging people who can to desert the hillside neighborhoods where homes sit precariously on eroded soil.