Saturday, June 14, 2008

Donation for victims of tropical storm Alma

Jackeline Chacon holds her 28 day old baby Surayi, as her son looks on in their flooded home after heavy rains from Tropical Storm Alma caused flooding in Parrita, Costa Rica, Friday, May 30, 2008. Tropical Storm Alma weakened to a depression and swept across Central America on Friday, dumping rain and leaving flooded coastal towns in its wake. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert) (La Nacion) - The Inter American Development Bank donated $200,000 to the National Emergency Commission (NEC) to ease at least part of the suffering of the victims of tropical storm Alma. Part of the funds will be allocated to lease heavy equipment to continue the cleaning up of roads, particularly those leading to communities that are still isolated. The money will also fund food and helicopters to take it to those areas that cannot be reached by land yet, NEC chairman Daniel Gallardo explained.

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