On Friday, May 28th, 2010, Tropical Storm Agatha arrived in San Lucas and throughout all of Guatemala. The rains began that afternoon and continued through until the early morning hours of Sunday, May 30th.
San Lucas suffered severe damage. Over 50 families lost their homes entirely and literally have no place to sleep. 10 people were buried in the mudslides, and hundreds more families experienced flooding in their homes of water, mud, or debris that they were forced to clean up after the storm passed.
Stay tuned on this page for updates about the effects as they emerge, and learn about how the Parish is responding to the disaster.
The links on the right of the page will take you various pages that provide information on the storm and our plans for relief and recovery. A description of each is below.
Agatha - Three Months On
This article, written on September 2nd, offers the most comprehensive review of the storm's damage, the Parish's role in relief, and the future recovery of our community.
See a slideshow of 25 photos from the days following Agatha. The gallery will be updated as we have more pictures on the recovery efforts
Initial Urgent Update
This was a letter dated May 31st, 2010. It was distributed to our contacts and represents our initial understanding of the disaster.
Agatha in the News
This is a page dedicated to comprehensive reporting of the effects and aftermath of Agatha.
Initially, news of the storm was minor or nonexistent in international news sources. We have complied a list of articles.
What is the Parish doing?
Here you'll find information about how the Parish is responding to the needs of the community after the disaster.
This is a blog that we will continuously update as news emerges. Updates will be brief but frequent.