MEXICO CITY, Aug. 26. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Sergey Novozhilov /. Alarm is declared in the southeast of Guatemala in the aftermath of the rains, which have caused severe floods.
According to the authorities of the Central American countries, as a result of flooding five people were killed and more than 6.2 thousand homeless.
Residents of areas affected by the floods, placed in 80 temporary shelters, more than 1.2 thousand houses damaged. Due to the severe consequences of the disaster Guatemalan authorities announced the alarm in the department of Santa Rosa.
President Alvaro Colom visited the areas affected by the floods, to coordinate the provision of assistance to victims.
Guatemala is often affected by natural disasters. According to the authorities of the country since the beginning of this year, victims of floods and mudslides descent were 14 citizens.