Floods in Mexico leave seven dead and more than 600,000 affected

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The floods caused by rains They have caused seven deaths and 601,881 affected in the southeast of Mexico, the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) reported on Monday.

The head of the CNPC, Laura Velázquez, reported the death of one more person this Monday with which they have risen to seven deaths during the floods that have affected this region of Mexico for several days.

In total, in the southeastern state of Tabasco, three people have lost their lives, as a result of dragging and drowning; In Chiapas, four deaths were reported from a landslide.

Storms and hurricanes

Velázquez recommended that the population be aware of notices and information issued by the authorities as well as avoid crossing areas with stream of water in rivers, roads, highways, slopes or slopes.

The National Water Commission (Conagua) reported that tropical storm Delta intensified to hurricane category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale over the Caribbean Sea and approaches the coast of Quintana Roo where it would make landfall next Wednesday

Civil Protection stated in a statement that before the Gamma tropical depression, as well as cold fronts 4 and 5, continues with the work to prevent, assist and rescue the population of this region of the country.

Thousands of evacuees

In this Monday’s report, the authorities indicated that they have 5,137 people evacuated in the states of Yucatán (170), Campeche (119), Quintana Roo (78), Veracruz (6), Chiapas (169) and Tabasco (4,595).

They also reported 13,973 homes affected due to water penetration in the states of Quintana Roo (40), Yucatán (287), Campeche (3), Veracruz (105), Chiapas (873) and Tabasco (12,653), in addition to 12 homes due to falling trees or wiring in Yucatan.

Social protests

Regarding the Peñitas dam, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) indicated that it is at 76.6% of its capacity, so the liquid extraction of the last few hours has paid off by lowering its level compared to the last two days.

Desperate by the floods, hundreds of citizens from two neighborhoods in the Centro municipality, Tabasco, closed roads and burned tires to demand that they provide them hydraulic bombs to relieve flooding.

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