Tropical storm Agatha kills 9 in El Salvador
The rains of tropical storm Agatha produced flooding and landslides in El Salvador which left nine people dead according to El Diario de Hoy. That newspaper has a special section devoted to the damages located here. More than eight thousand people were forced from their homes by the water.
One of the worst hit towns was Juayua, where 425 millimeters (16.7 inches) of rain fell between Saturday and Sunday. A family of three died there when a landslide buried their home.
The brunt of Agatha's force was borne by Guatemala where more than 80 died in flooding and mudslides. Death were also reported in Honduras.
Schools are closed today in El Salvador due to the state of emergency, as the past week of rains has left many areas at risk.
Get a current El Salvador weather forecast at this link.