EMERGENCY IN SOLOLA!
Dear friends, due to heavy rains that have plagued our country in recent days, we have seen the need to accommodate several families in Sololá. We need urgently to provide support to affected families.
Below you will find a detail of the situation:
- Affected: 270 persons, 50 families
- Communities: Santa Catarina Palopó, Nahualá, Ixtahuacán, Panajachel, village Pasajkim (San Juan La Laguna)
- Needed: 270 quilts · 270 sponges · Servings minimum of food items (soups, beans in Tin, sugar, flour, corn, etc.) · 50. Filters for water (1 per family). Recommended plastic filters type HELPS (approximate value Q.200.00), the material is easier to transport. Water in plastic bottles is not recommended for waste generated at the watershed of Lake Atitlán and surrounding rivers.
Donations can be directed to 5 Avenue 11-35, zone 9 contact: Ivan Azurdia Bravo telephone: 58 35 00 79
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Derumbes and deslaves are no sooner cleared and others appear. It is hard to keep up with the road conditions. For up-to-date road condition information you can call INGUAT 1500 or 2421-2810. Thanks to Francesca Wade for this.
If you are on Facebook, Noticias de Sololá, can keep you posted on the most recent conditions along with other topics relevant to Sololá residents. https://www.facebook.com/sololatecos
As of yesterday (18 October) the road between Sololá and Panajachel has again been closed due to a major landslide. Authorities are forbidding even foot traffic due to the danger of the situation. Also, the road between Pana and San Andres had a new landslide this morning and that road is closed isolating Pana.