An ABC News report stated that the death toll has risen to 41 as at least 30 mudslides were created in Guatemala from heavy rain this past weekend. There were so many mudslides from rain in Guatemala that even rescuers were getting buried as they tried to free victims. These mudslides in Guatemala are occurring as a result of heavy rain and record amounts of rainfall this year.
So much rain has fallen on Guatemala this year that in May 165 people died. The Huffington Post reported that at the start of Hurricane season, the first tropical storm of the year created mudslides and the death toll then was at least 15. Parts of Guatemala had received almost 12 inches of rain in only 30 hours, causing a massive sink hole and multiple mudslides .
Weeks of heavy rain in Guatemala are causing hillsides to collapse. The death toll from these mudslides is still unknown as many are still missing. The devastation caused by all this heavy rain and mudslides has taken its toll on an already impoverished country.
According to BBC News, parts of Guatemala have not seen this much rain in 50 years, bringing record numbers of landslides. Bridges and roads have been damaged and will be a problem for search and rescue teams.
These poor people in Guatemala are in such drastic need of help due to the heavy rain and mudslides . In a country so torn by poverty, it is a region that has witnessed devastation before. The heavy rain that has fallen on Guatemala this year alone is causing too many mudslides , death and destruction, and diminishing hope for a dryer less devastating future.
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