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'Worst storm in decades': Central America reels from floods and landslides

Gaspar Cal is embraced by his daughter Leticia while standing in front of their home, damaged by a mudslide caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8.   REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Gaspar Cal is embraced by his daughter Leticia while standing in front of their home, damaged by a mudslide caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala,...more

Gaspar Cal is embraced by his daughter Leticia while standing in front of their home, damaged by a mudslide caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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A view of an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A view of an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A view of an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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Residents carry their belongings recovered from their houses damaged by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Residents carry their belongings recovered from their houses damaged by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis...more

Residents carry their belongings recovered from their houses damaged by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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A police officer stands guard next to wrecks of a plane, which was carrying humanitarian aid to an area affected by Storm Eta, after crashing in Guatemala City, November 8. REUTERS/Fabricio Alonso  

A police officer stands guard next to wrecks of a plane, which was carrying humanitarian aid to an area affected by Storm Eta, after crashing in Guatemala City, November 8. REUTERS/Fabricio Alonso  

A police officer stands guard next to wrecks of a plane, which was carrying humanitarian aid to an area affected by Storm Eta, after crashing in Guatemala City, November 8. REUTERS/Fabricio Alonso  
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A man carries a box with goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

A man carries a box with goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala,...more

A man carries a box with goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  
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Soldiers cling to a boat to cross a flood street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    

Soldiers cling to a boat to cross a flood street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    

Soldiers cling to a boat to cross a flood street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    
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A firefighter carries a baby rescued along with her mother from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

A firefighter carries a baby rescued along with her mother from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

A firefighter carries a baby rescued along with her mother from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  
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People walk at a school area that is being used as a temporary shelter for residents of neighboring villages affected by the mudslides, due to heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

People walk at a school area that is being used as a temporary shelter for residents of neighboring villages affected by the mudslides, due to heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8....more

People walk at a school area that is being used as a temporary shelter for residents of neighboring villages affected by the mudslides, due to heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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A man carries a child on his back after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

A man carries a child on his back after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

A man carries a child on his back after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  
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Soldiers recover a body from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Soldiers recover a body from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Soldiers recover a body from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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Soldiers and a firefighter remove debris from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7.   Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

Soldiers and a firefighter remove debris from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via...more

Soldiers and a firefighter remove debris from an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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Rescue personnel using a sniffer dog work at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7.   Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

Rescue personnel using a sniffer dog work at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via...more

Rescue personnel using a sniffer dog work at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8.    REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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The wreckage of a trailer is seen at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

The wreckage of a trailer is seen at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

The wreckage of a trailer is seen at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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A woman and her daughter wait for goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8.   REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A woman and her daughter wait for goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz,...more

A woman and her daughter wait for goods at a school, being used as a temporary shelter for people from neighboring villages affected from the mudslides caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, in the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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People rest in a shelter after a passage of Storm Eta, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, November 8. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People rest in a shelter after a passage of Storm Eta, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, November 8. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People rest in a shelter after a passage of Storm Eta, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, November 8. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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A soldier stands at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7.   Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A soldier stands at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A soldier stands at an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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A rescue worker helps a woman after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A rescue worker helps a woman after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A rescue worker helps a woman after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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A helicopter overflies a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, near the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A helicopter overflies a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, near the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

A helicopter overflies a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, near the village of Santa Elena, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 8. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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Rescue workers place a woman on a stretcher after being evacuated from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

Rescue workers place a woman on a stretcher after being evacuated from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  

Rescue workers place a woman on a stretcher after being evacuated from an area affected by mudslides caused by Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria  
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Car damaged by floods are seen near an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7.   Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

Car damaged by floods are seen near an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

Car damaged by floods are seen near an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7.   Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A general view shows an area hit by a mudslide, caused by heavy rains brought by Storm Eta, as the search for victims continue in the buried village of Queja, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. Esteban Bilba/EFE/Pool via REUTERS
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A soldier helps a old woman to cross a flooded street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7.  
 REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    

A soldier helps a old woman to cross a flooded street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    

A soldier helps a old woman to cross a flooded street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera    
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People are seen on the roof of a house after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People are seen on the roof of a house after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People are seen on the roof of a house after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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Flood-affected people get on a boat to cross a street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Flood-affected people get on a boat to cross a street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Flood-affected people get on a boat to cross a street after passage of Storm Eta, in La Lima, Honduras, November 7. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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People cross a mudslide after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

People cross a mudslide after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

People cross a mudslide after the passage of Storm Eta, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, November 7. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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A woman and her son are helped by a soldier and a man to step down from a military bus after being rescued from their flooded home after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A woman and her son are helped by a soldier and a man to step down from a military bus after being rescued from their flooded home after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A woman and her son are helped by a soldier and a man to step down from a military bus after being rescued from their flooded home after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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Submerged cars are pictured at an area affected by floods after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Submerged cars are pictured at an area affected by floods after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Submerged cars are pictured at an area affected by floods after the passage of Storm Eta, in El Progreso, Honduras, November 6. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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A child is taken into a helicopter by a rescue team members working in the aftermath of Storm Eta, in Cortes Department, Honduras, November 6. JOINT TASK FORCE-BRAVO/via REUTERS

A child is taken into a helicopter by a rescue team members working in the aftermath of Storm Eta, in Cortes Department, Honduras, November 6. JOINT TASK FORCE-BRAVO/via REUTERS

A child is taken into a helicopter by a rescue team members working in the aftermath of Storm Eta, in Cortes Department, Honduras, November 6. JOINT TASK FORCE-BRAVO/via REUTERS
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Partially submerged truck and bus are seen along a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Partially submerged truck and bus are seen along a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Partially submerged truck and bus are seen along a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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People look at a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People look at a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

People look at a flooded street during the passage of Storm Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras, November 5. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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