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    Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America - CNN.com



    (CNN) -- At least 115 people have died after a tropical storm battered Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, officials in those countries reported.

    Guatemala was hit hardest, with at least 92 deaths, 54 people missing and 59 injured, emergency officials said. Nearly 112,000 people have been evacuated and more than 29,000 are living in temporary shelters, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said in an address to the nation late Sunday.

    The devastation has been widespread throughout Guatemala with mudslides destroying homes and buildings and burying some victims. At least nine rivers have dramatically higher levels and 13 bridges have collapsed, the nation's emergency services said.

    In the northern part of Guatemala City, the downpour created a giant sinkhole that swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection. Residents told CNN that a three-story building and a house fell into the hole.

    A local newspaper reported that a private security guard was killed when the sinkhole opened up, but authorities had not confirmed the fatality. Residents said that a poor sewage drainage system underground was to blame for the sinkhole. A similar hole opened up nearby last year, they said.

    Classes have been canceled this week throughout the nation.

    In Honduras, where 14 people have died, President Porfirio Lobo declared a state of emergency Sunday.

    Nearly 3,500 people have been evacuated from their homes and nearly 3,300 are living in shelters, the Honduran emergency agency said Monday. More than 140 homes have been destroyed and another 700 have been damaged, the Permanent Commission for Emergencies reported.

    The situation in El Salvador, where nine people died, was improving Monday, officials said. The rain stopped Sunday afternoon and river levels were beginning to diminish, officials said. Classes nationwide remained canceled, however, until further notice.

    More rain was possibly forecast for Monday, though, and Salvadoran officials said they were closely monitoring the situation.

    Agatha was demoted from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Saturday night and lost its status as a depression Sunday evening.

    It was the first named storm for the Pacific hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season starts Tuesday.
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    wow....that's some pot hole!
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    looks photo-shopped myself... it's too perfect of a hole for a sink hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    looks photo-shopped myself... it's too perfect of a hole for a sink hole.
    It's real. Here is another photo of it and that is one big hole.


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    I AM SINKHOLE-CAT COMING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 64Jeeper View Post
    I AM SINKHOLE-CAT COMING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!


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    looks photo-shopped myself... it's too perfect of a hole for a sink hole.
    That is a real hole.... there is now a whole building down there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger View Post
    That is a real hole.... there is now a whole building down there!
    And a cat!
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    60 meters deep and 30 meters wide. I REALLY want to know how they fix this. That is a HUGE amount of dirt and gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    60 meters deep and 30 meters wide. I REALLY want to know how they fix this. That is a HUGE amount of dirt and gravel.
    It's now a 'Junk Car Parking Lot'.


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    outdoor community toilet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    60 meters deep and 30 meters wide. I REALLY want to know how they fix this. That is a HUGE amount of dirt and gravel.
    New landfill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64Jeeper View Post
    I AM SINKHOLE-CAT COMING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!



    On a serious note, it is amazing how big of a sinkhole that is. I wonder if there is risk of it getting bigger.
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