1 of 8 BBC News website reader Simon McCurdy is in Guatemala. He sent in pictures of the aftermath of Tropical Storm Stan and describes the conditions.
2 of 8 "We are now stranded in the town of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlan. We are unable to leave as all the roads out of here are blocked."
3 of 8 "The main river through the town has broken its banks and has washed away well over 200 houses."
4 of 8 "All three bridges in the town have been completely destroyed and houses are still falling into the river."
5 of 8 "The president has apparently sent food and aid to the area from Guatemala City, but this cannot get through the mountain passes."
6 of 8 "The Guatemalan Tourist Board representative in the town suggested that the roads would be open on Saturday, but I think it will more likely be a week or so."
7 of 8 "Even if the road from Panajachel can be cleared, and made safe, the 120km of mountain passes back to Guatemala City have been affected in much the same way."
8 of 8 "Information is sparse, as telephone lines are still down, but we have managed to now get a limited TV reception in the hotel, and Guatemalan TV are broadcasting coverage of similar situations across the country."