The Pendleton Panther

El Salvador Mudslides

Posted on: November 10, 2009

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One example of how big and powerful the mudslides can be.

Recently in El Salvador there have been some terrible natural disasters that the natives can do nothing about except try to stay alive. Many people are losing their homes, family members and crops. The President declared this awful situation as incalculable. An estimated 7,000 people have lost their homes in the disaster this past Sunday. Some roads in San Salvador are completely gone. You would never even know that there were any types of road systems in some areas. There are huge rocks, mud, and water everywhere. Some people have lost their whole families while others had to climb over boulders because the streets were filled with crushed homes, trees, and electricity poles. On Sunday, around 14 inches of rain fell on St. Vincent Volcano, and 7.7 inches of rain fell in the capital city. This is one of the worst natural disasters known to man because the people have no way out. It is like a trap. Once one is stuck in the mud there is a very low chance of the person getting out.

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