Mexico – 7,000 Families Affected by Heavy Rain and Floods in Tabasco State

Around 7,000 families have been affected by torrential rain and flooding in Tabasco state, Mexico, since 08 December 2015.

Civil Defence authorities in Tabsaco say that the municipalities of Cárdenas, Comalcalco and Paraíso are worst hit. Around 2,000 families are thought to be affected in the city of Cárdenas.

Institute of Civil Protection of the State (IPC) in Tabasco have since been delivering relief supplies, food, pumps and medical consultations to affected areas.

Operating director of IPC, Jorge Alberto Mendez Landeros, said that 17 temporary shelters had been set up to house those displaced in Comalcalco and a further four in Paraíso.

 

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Distributing relief supplies in Tabasco state, Mexico. Photo: IPC Tabasco