Usumacinta River Floods to Record Level Due to Heavy Rains

Heavy rains in Mexico has caused the overflow of the Usumacinta river, in southeastern Mexico and northwestern Guatemala.

Heavy rains in Mexico has caused the overflow of the Usumacinta river, in southeastern Mexico and northwestern Guatemala. 

Around 4,000 people have been evacuated in the Rios area, in Tabasco as the river hit a record level. On Monday, the authorities have declared a “maximum alert” in response to the increasing level of water. 

The National Coordination of Civil Protection of Mexico has already declared the state of Tabasco under emergency due to the floods that swept the state on November 6 and 10. 

Meanwhile, authorities have started evacuation procedures as precaution since Sunday, in communities near the Guadalupe Paxilhá river. 

An alert also been raised for Maravilla Tenejapa due to the overflow of the Lacantún river. 

Some 72,000 are now believed to be homeless due to severe flooding in the country which started in early November. 


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