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Cold front No. 21 leaves 4 people dead

Rivers overflow in Tabasco and Chiapas, strong winds lash Isthmus of Tehuantepec

A mass of polar air being delivered by cold front No. 21 continues to deliver cool temperatures, rain and wind in much of Mexico today.


But the worst appears to be over after rivers overflowed their banks in Tabasco and Chiapas, leaving one person dead, and strong winds and heavy rain swept across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, killing three more, over the weekend.

Four rivers overflowed in Tabasco and Chiapas where 1,000 people were affected by flooding. The Army was called in to assist residents of the Tabasco municipality of Teapa, whose access to the city of Villahermosa was cut by flooding.

In the isthmus region of Oaxaca winds reached hurricane strength, gusting to 201 km/h, bringing down trees, cutting electricity and telephone services and ripping laminate roofs from houses and schools.

Winds began Saturday morning and continued through until early Sunday morning. At least six tractor-trailers were reported to have overturned on the La Ventosa-La Venta highway due to the strong gusts.

Strong but weaker winds were in the forecast again today for the isthmus with gusts up to 60 km/h and rain, sometimes heavy, in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo.

Temperatures below 5 C were forecast for mountain areas of Chihuahua, Durango and the State of México.

Source: El Universal (sp), Televisa (sp), Star Media (sp)

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  • K. Chris C.

    The sci-larcenists at NOAA would call this a heat wave.

    The “Climate-Change” theme song:

    Money, money, money, money, money…

    For the love of money

    People will lie, Lord, they will cheat

    For the love of money

    People don’t care who they hurt or beat

    For the love of money…

    Money can fool people sometimes

    People, don’t let money, don’t let money change you

    It will keep on changing, changing up your mind

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  • David L. Allison

    Denial of science and the reality of climate change is now an official Republican-American value. Old Right Wing angry white guys gonna rule till they die. Reason and Science will recover from them. Reality always wins.

    • cooncats

      Yeah, it’s getting colder alright. Whoops!