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Last Updated: Friday, 7 October 2005, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Your pictures: Tropical Storm Stan
Pictures sent in by BBC news website reader Simon McCurdy
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BBC News website reader Simon McCurdy is in Guatemala. He sent in pictures of the aftermath of Tropical Storm Stan and describes the conditions.
Pictures sent in by BBC news website reader Simon McCurdy
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"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."
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"The main river through the town has broken its banks and has washed away well over 200 houses."
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"All three bridges in the town have been completely destroyed and houses are still falling into the river."
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"The president has apparently sent food and aid to the area from Guatemala City, but this cannot get through the mountain passes."
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"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."
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"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."
Pictures sent in by BBC news website reader Simon McCurdy
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"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."



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