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Torrential Rains Deluge Central and S. America

Posted by feww on December 8, 2010

Heavy Rains in Central and South America

Heavy rains, flooding and landslides across Central and South America have killed hundreds of people in Venezuela, Colombia, and Costa Rica and injured thousands more.

Map showing total rainfall amounts between November 25 and  December 1, 2010. The heaviest rainfall (dark blue) is more than 400 mm (~ 16 inches); the lightest rainfall (light green) is less  than 50 millimeters (~ 2 inches). Floods in Colombia have killed about 250 people, destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, damaged another 260,000 homes, and affected up to 2 million people by December 4, 2010.”Source: NASA E-O.

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