According to official data, 6 persons from this community lost their lives and 2 persons are missing. In addition, the bridge that connects Palop with the municipality was swept away by the flooding of the river, resulting in its partial isolation.
Based on the testimonies of the people of Palop, the greatest concern now is the upcoming rains that may affect the country “It was a Thursday, we heard a noise like a bomb, it was raining and we saw that the river level was rising, we just said 'we're going to die ´, ”remembers Dominga Cox, 60 years old. “I am afraid that it will rain again, and maybe that the land will slide again. Now with my husband we no longer sleep, there is only dreams of fear,” she adds.
A delegation of health professionals from the Ministry of Health accompanied by PAHO/WHO in Guatemala was able to reach the community to meet with the leaders and learn about the immediate needs of the affected people in Palop. This brigade was able to provide medical care, weight and height control to children under five years of age and psychosocial support.