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Mexico floods continue after Hurricane Alex


Flooding continues in hurricane-ravaged Mexico
Flooding continues in hurricane-ravaged Mexico

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

July 9, 2010 — Mexican President Felipe Calderon toured the regions still flooded after Hurricane Alex.

Damage is widespread
Damage is widespread

Intense flooding is still causing major problems for people living in parts of northeastern Mexico.

The floods first began last week, when Hurricane Alex brought a year's worth of rain in only three days. Several rivers have since spilled their banks, including the Rio Bravo near the US border. The bridge connecting the two countries has been closed for days. Tens of thousands of people are staying in emergency shelters. At least 12 people in the area died as a result of the flooding.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon toured the business city of Monterrey on Thursday. Damages in that region are already estimated into the hundreds of millions.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression churned over Mexico's border with Texas on Thursday, dumping heavy amounts of rain on the already flooded region. The depression made landfall mid-morning.

For most, the worst of this storm is now over, but forecasters say up to 100mm of rain could fall by the time all is said and done.

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