More rain expected as Venezuela deals with floods

People take refuge in a bus station during flooding in Rio Chico, north central Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Flooding and landslides unleashed by the rains over the last two weeks have killed at least 32 people and forced more than 5,000 Venezuelans from their homes, Venezuela's Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Friday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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People take refuge in a bus station during flooding in Rio Chico, north central Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Flooding and landslides unleashed by the rains over the last two weeks have killed at least 32 people and forced more than 5,000 Venezuelans from their homes, Venezuela's Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Friday.

Meteorologists are forecasting additional torrential rains throughout much of Venezuela, where days of floods and mudslides have killed 34 people and forced more than 5,000 Venezuelans from their homes.

Marcos Duran is a forecaster at the National Meteorology Institute. He says that a storm off Venezuela's coast is expected to bring rains Sunday to numerous states, several of which have already been hit hard.

More than 74,000 people have taken refuge at hundreds of shelters.