Thursday, October 20, 2011

125,000 displaced in Mexico floods

Terra Daily via AFP: Some 125,000 people have been forced out of their homes and 500 kilometers (300 miles) of roadways have been washed away in flooding in southeast Mexico, Tabasco state Governor Andres Granier said Wednesday.

"We flew over the rivers and municipalities and we can say that Tabasco is practically under water," he told W Radio.

Granier said he asked for federal government for aid to help deal with the crisis. Hardest hit was Cardenas, a city of 250,000 which is around one-third under water, according to local officials.

The region, along with nearby Central American nations, have been hard hit by exceptionally heavy rains since July....

Locator map of Tabasco created by TUBS, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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