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Help Spread the Word on Storm 12E!!!   Leave a comment

Please pass on this broadcast about the flooding storm 12E has caused.

Photo courtesy of Elmundo.com.sv

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A massive 10 day storm caused devastating flooding and mudslides in El Salvador and Central America in October 2011.  Tropical Depression 12E dumped 5 feet of rain in some areas.

Amazingly, we saw almost no coverage in North American press.

PICTURES:    La Prensa Gráfica – Photos of the Flood Damage

  • More rainfall than Hurricane Mitch (1998). Exceeds levels in past 50 years
  • 35 people killed (105+ total in Central America)
  • 55,000 evacuated to shelters and > 300,000 people affected
  • 20,000 homes flooded.  40% or more of crops lost
  • 10% of El Salvador flooded.  Over 10,000 wells contaminated.

STATISTICS from the UN:  http://ochaonline.un.org/humanitarianappeal/webpage.asp?Page=2000

HOW CAN YOU HELP?   Organizations with solid reputation

NEWS – ENGLISH:

BLOGGERS / NEWS:

Sincerely,

gringainelsalvador and concerned U.S. citizens in El Salvador

NEWS – SPANISH:

The aftermath: picking up the pieces   3 comments

This sight brings tears to your eyes. This is the aftermath. We're living it. Farmers wading in waist-high water trying to salvage their crops. Families drying maize and beans on roofs, the roadside, anywhere, to salvage what they can.

from La Prensa Grafica. Click to link

PLEASE DONATE towards relief for Tropical Depression 12E in El Salvador.   Here are a few organizations.

Habitat for Humanity long after the disaster is over and forgotten, they will be rebuilding

Sister cities:   helping with immediate relief effort.  Cities in the U.S. sponsor/sister with towns here.

Oxfam:  a tried and true humanitarian name.

Urgent needs:    Potable water, and food. << fields flooded and wells contaminated >>

Long term needs:    Rebuild effort << 20,000 flooded homes, hundreds of damaged schools >>

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