Tropical Storm Agatha, the first major ‘named’ storm of the season, struck Central America with torrential rains. Guatemala was hit hardest, with some 150 people reported killed due to flooding and mud slides. Now there is a giant Guatemala sinkhole, so deep that it’s bottom cannot be seen. A three story building and a house have disappeared from the face of the Earth. This is the largest sinkhole of 2010 so far.

Rescue efforts have been hampered by washed out roads. As many as 90 people are reported missing. Several small villages have not been heard from since the storm’s arrival last week. The good news, if any, is that Agatha has broken apart and poses no threat in the Gulf of Mexico. Today is the first day of hurricane season, which makes many worry in the Gulf while the oil spill continues. There is no reported connection to the BP oil spill and the giant sinkhole in Guatemala City. I’m sure some fool will blame Bush and Cheney for the sinkhole anyway!