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Archive for December 1st, 2010

Venezuela Declares State of Emergency

Posted by feww on December 1, 2010

Extreme weather kills at least 30 people and forces thousands from their homes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declares a state of emergency in the states of Falcon, Miranda and Vargas

Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains has claimed at least 30 lives, reports say.

So far, more than 3,000 families have lost their homes, and another 60,000 people have been affected by the deadly floods.

“Officials said the storms caused a power outage Monday that stopped operations at the Cardon oil refinery in Falcon, and similar problems shut down some units at the adjacent Amuay refinery.” AP reported.

A flooded street in Higuerote, Venezuela, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010. (Credit: AP/Ariana Cubillos). Image may be subject to copyright.

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