Lake Atitlan Guatemala Tropical Storm Agatha Update San Antonio Palopo Landslide

landslide survivors

Some of the many victims in San Antonio taking shelter in a neighbors home. Photo courtesy of Thomas H. Zieffle

I have been getting many reports of damage around Lake Atitlan. The worst loss of life at the lake is in San Antonio Palopo. Last reports say at least 20 people have died and more are missing. This is a very poor indigenous Maya town with very few resources. A retired Canadian man, Thomas H. Zieffle, living there has been kind enough to let me post photos he has taken. He has started a fund for the victims. I do not personally know this man, but he is there and I believe any donations sent to him will go for very direct and needed aid. Donation info is;
Thomas H. Zieffle
Royal Bank of Canada (in Canada) Checking – 08149-4501375
Royal Bank of Canada (in the USA) Checking – 067012882 706 314-515-3 (updated)

I have found a reputable organization doing good work and taking donations called
Artisans United for the Development of Atitlan click the link to go to their site and make a tax deductible donation, I have!

Lake Atitlan Guatemala landslide at San Antonio Polopo

Homes have completely disappeared in this slide.

Agatha landslide disaster

Tropical storm Agatha landslide at Lake Atitlan

house in landslide

This house in San Antonio at Lake Atitlan had not been searched as of the time of this photo.

This was the supporting structure for the newly paved road to Godinez

This was the supporting structure for the newly paved road to Godinez from San Antonio.

Lake Atitlan waterline with debris from landslides caused by Agatha.

Lake Atitlan waterline with debris from landslides caused by Agatha. The debris from hurricane Stan is considered a major factor in the current cyanobacteria infestation, this will make things much worse.


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