El Salvador begins reconstruction after passage of tropical storm

10:40, June 30, 2010      

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El Salvador has begun reconstruction after Tropical Storm Alex struck the country and caused a river to burst its banks in the capital of San Salvador, according to news reaching in Mexico city on Tuesday.

The country has lowered its alert level to green for Alex, the first named storm in the Atlantic hurricane season, which struck Central America at the weekend and is now in the Gulf of Mexico.

The civil protection department estimated earlier on Tuesday that the storm had killed three people, left one missing and 1,222 others homeless.

The government of El Salvador assigned 566 million U.S. dollars to the repair work on Monday. It has also provided 100,000 dollars for the country's fishery industry, which is suffering from the Hurricane Agatha that struck the country in late May.

Tropical storm Alex, which is set to become a hurricane later on Tuesday, killed one person in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The storm, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, has already killed nine people in Central America and triggered torrential rains in southern Mexico overnight.

Source: Xinhua


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