Overall Green alert Flood
in Mexico

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101055
Death: 17
Displaced: 500
Countries: Mexico
From - To 19 Aug - 22 Sep

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Mexico - Floods (ECHO 09 Sep 2021)Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:57

  • Heavy rain has been affecting central Mexico (in particular Hidalgo State and the neighbouring Mexico State) over the past 48 hours, causing rivers overflow (particularly Tula and Rosas Rivers in Hidalgo), floods and flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Hidalgo, media report, as of 8 September, 17 fatalities and 41 evacuated people in Tula City (southern Hidalgo, approximately 70 km north of Mexico City), due to the flood that affected the city hospital. In addition, around 1,000 evacuated people and several damaged buildings were reported across the Tula City area.
  • In Mexico State, media report two fatalities in Ecatepec de Morelos Town (20 km north of Mexico City) due to flash floods.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over north-western, central and southern Mexico, including over parts of already affected States.
Hurricane Grace, Mexico, August 2021Heavy rain brought by Hurricane Grace caused flooding in the states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas in Mexico on 21 August 2021. fatalities were reported in Xalapa, capital city of Veracruz, after floods and mudslides caused buildings to collapse. One person died in floods in Poza Rica, Veracruz. Hurricane Grace also caused wind damage in the state of Puebla. Some landslides were also reported near Tetela de Ocampo. Two deaths were reported in Tlaola and one in Huauchinango. It is not clear if the fatalities were a result of floods or wind damage.Mon 23 Aug 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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