Central America floods

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Weeks of heavy rains during October caused devastation in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. More than 80 people died and hundreds of thousands were affected. El Salvador experienced the worst damage, with over 30 dead and 50,000 people displaced. Dozens of roads and bridges were damaged by landslides and floodwater, and the international highway was closed around San José, Costa Rica.

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Weeks of heavy rains during October caused devastation in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. More than 80 people died and hundreds of thousands were affected. El Salvador experienced the worst damage, with over 30 dead and 50,000 people displaced. Dozens of roads and bridges were damaged by landslides and floodwater, and the international highway was closed around San José, Costa Rica.