Mexico evacuates people in southeast for flooding

16:39, September 04, 2010      

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The Mexican authorities began on Friday evacuating people in southeastern states of Tabasco and Vereacurz due to flooding after pouring rains over the last few days.

According to Tabasco Governor Andres Garniner and Health Director of Tabasco, Luis Felipe Graham, some 130,000 people have been affected by the flooding. While evacuating these people, the authorities are also taking measures to prevent dengue cases.

Weather forecasts predict more rains nad overflows for the disaster zone.

In Veracruz state, some 21,000 inhabitants from Tlacotalpan municipality had been evacuated as the rivers of Papaloapanl, San Juan and Tesechoacan overflowed.

Vereacruz' s Civil Protection director Silvia Dominguez said that some 150,000 have been affected by the overflowing.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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