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Tropical Depression Matthew drenches Guatemala

09-26-2010 16:04 BJT

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Tropical Depression Matthew has passed Guatemala, soaking already waterlogged sugar and coffee farms. The government has warned that it could trigger mudslides in the next few days.

It's warning people to stay at home and urging mountain communities and those living near rivers to take shelter inland.

The storm eased as it came in from the Gulf of Honduras, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it still remains a threat.

Matthew still has the potential to bring 15 to 25 centimeters of rain to Guatemala and southern Mexico, threatening flash floods.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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