Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Hurricane Julia has dissipated, but is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains. The storm reemerged in the Pacific following a pounding of Nicaragua. In this picture, soldiers stand guard under the rain near a cross that decorates a road in Comasagua, El Salvador. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

At least 28 people were reported dead as a direct or indirect result of the storm. In pic: Children run by a street of uprooted trees due Hurricane Julia in Bluefields, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Inti Ocon)

A Red Cross ambulance leaves an area affected by rain in Comasagua. Guatemala’s disaster prevention agency said 5 people died after part of a hill collapsed on their house in Alta Verapaz province, burying them. And, in Huehuetenango province near Mexico, nine died, including a soldier, while performing rescue work. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Authorities in El Salvador said 5 Salvadoran army soldiers died after a wall collapsed at a house where they sought refuge in the town of Comasagua, where hundreds of police and soldiers have been conducting anti-gang raids. Another soldier was injured. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Soldiers arrive at an area affected by rain in Comasagua. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Two others died in the eastern El Salvador town of Guatajiagua after heavy rains caused a wall of their home to collapse. Another man in El Salvador died when he was swept away by a current, and another died when a tree fell on him. (AP Photo/Inti Ocon)

El Salvador has declared a state of emergency and opened 80 storm shelters. In this picture, a man stands outside his house surrounded by floodwaters. (AP Photo/Inti Ocon)

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In neighbouring Honduras, a 22-year-old woman died when she was swept away by currents, and three people died when their boat swamped or capsized in northern Honduras. A man in Nicaragua was killed by a falling tree. Here, women walk in the mud past felled trees toward Comasagua. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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