"There are a lot of dead people. The roads are blocked. The shelters are overflowing. We need water, food, clothes, blankets — but above all, money.
- ERICK DE LEON,governor of Chimaltenango, Guatemala, on the destruction left by the season's first tropical storm, which killed at least 150 people in Central America
"As it stands, we're still thinking that it will be a potentially catastrophic system."
- DAVE ROBERTSof the U.S. National Hurricane Center, describing the Category 5 Hurricane Felix currently on a path toward Central America
"They are creating a monster they will not be able to contain. "
- MANUEL ZELAYA,Honduran President, to a TV station in Costa Rica, where he is seeking refuge after being ousted by the Honduran army in Central America's first military coup since the end of the Cold War
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