Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in Veracruz, Mexico, from August 8 to 10, resulting in three fatalities and more than 1 700 buildings damaged.
Three people lost their lives after a landslide struck Filomeno Mata Municipality.
More than 1 700 buildings, including six schools, were damaged. Authorities evacuated around 200 people.
The Civil Protection said a total of 11 municipalities suffered from the severe weather, including Coyutla, Tierra Blanca, Mecatlán, Chumatlán, Tecolutla, and Espinal, where 1 350 homes were hit.
Several roads were also blocked by mudslides and flooding, leaving some communities isolated.
Food and relief items were distributed to the affected population as five municipalities declared a state of emergency.
Inundación en la sierra de veracruz pic.twitter.com/SWHfq3tavJ
— hijocarlosramirezramirez (@hijocarlosrami1) August 9, 2020
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