Mexico – Emergency Declared in Oaxaca After Floods From Tropical Storm Beatriz

to The National Coordination of Civil Protection in Mexico has issued an Emergency Declaration for 127 municipalities in the state of Oaxaca after severe rain and flooding and rainfall from Tropical Storm Beatriz.

This action activates federal rand will help the state government to meet the food, shelter and health needs of the affected population.

The storm affected 127 out of the state’s 570 municipalities. Most of the affected areas are along the the coast, in the southern Sierra, and in the Istmo and Mixteca regions, according to local media. A full list of the affected municipalities can be found here

The US National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Beatriz made landfall just west of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 01 June, 2017. Beatriz later weakened to tropical depression. CONAGUA in Mexico measured high levels of rainfall from the storm, particularly in areas of Oaxaca state.

Heavy rainfall in Oaxaca, Mexico, from Tropical Storm Beatrix, 30 May to 01 June. 2017 Image: CONAGUA, Mexico

In Oaxaca, dozens of roads were blocked by floods and landslides. All schools and colleges were closed temporarily by authorities.

According to Mexico Daily News, “Six fatalities, hundreds of landslides, nine overflowing rivers, a collapsed bridge and hundreds of displaced victims represent the tally in Oaxaca of tropical storm Beatriz after it struck the coast Thursday evening.”

Storm Beatrix Damage Oaxaca Mexico June 2017. Photo: Government of

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Flood Summary

Last updated: June 7, 2017
Event
Tropical Storm Beatriz, Mexico, June 2017
Date
June 1 to June 5, 2017
Type
Landslide, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Juchitán
B - Tehuantepec
C - Huajuapan
D - Tlaxiaco
E - San Marcial Ozolotepec
F - San Francisoc Ozolotepec
G - San Pablo Topiltepec
H - San Carlos Yautepec
I - San Pedro Quiatoni

Damages

Fatalities
6 people
June 1 to June 5, 2017
San Marcial Ozolotepec, San Francisoc Ozolotepec, San Pablo Topiltepec, San Carlos Yautepec and San Pedro Quiatoni.

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