[Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET] Six people have died in El Salvador as a result of rains associated with Tropical Storm Agatha, which killed at least 12 people and left 22 missing in neighboring Guatemala, the Salvadoran government said Sunday.
The government issued a red alert, the highest warning level, which shut own schools and opened up shelters for families in the affected areas, President Mauricio Funes said. More than 100 families have sought shelter.
In Guatemala, the storm damaged more than 3,500 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 61,000 people, the nation's emergency office said Sunday.