The governor of Sinaloa has asked for a declaration of emergency in the municipalities of El Fuerte and Ahome due to heavy rains brought on by tropical depression 19-E.
As of early this afternoon as many as 2,500 families had been evacuated from their homes in Los Mochis, where 90 millimeters of rain fell in just four hours this morning. As much as 180 milliliters has been recorded in some areas.
And more is on the way. The forecast is for intense to torrential rains with accumulations of 155 to 250 milliliters over the next three days.
Many streets, homes and businesses were flooded in the city this morning, but there have been no casualties.
Federal Police closed the Nogales-Mexico City highway in both directions at San Miguel Zapotitlán after drainage system collapsed.
Unos en casa otros en la calle. Culiacán, Los Mochis y Ahome están bajo el agua. La corriente se lleva a personas y carros. @sepycsinaloa no suspendió clases. Así las cosas. #Lluvias #Culiacán #LosMochis #Sinaloa #Inundaciones pic.twitter.com/OeFAGrBrNN
— Diana Mercedes Hurtado (@DianaHurtado04) September 20, 2018
Las fuertes lluvias de las últimas horas provocaron inundaciones en Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Se instalaron albergues en Ahome y El Fuerte.pic.twitter.com/VEIRVhLgAr
— Ruido en la Red (@RuidoEnLaRed) September 20, 2018