Heavy rain has affected parts of northern Mexico over the last few days, with severe flooding reported in the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua. Sonora and Baja California states were also affected.
One person died after being swept away by flash floods in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua on 28 November, 2019.
The state government said it will request an Emergency and Natural Disaster Declaration for severe rains in 14 municipalities. As much as 141mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 28 November in Urique, which along with the municipalities of Batopilas, Chínipas and Morelos, was among the worst affected areas. According to Chihuahua Civil Protection, around 200 people were evacuated after floods and landslides in Batopilas, Chínipas and Urique municipalities.
In Sinaloa the governor, Quirino Ordaz Coppel requested a state of emergency for the municipalities of Culiacán, Elota, San Ignacio and Mazatlán. Schools have been closed across the state. Over 50 people were evacuated in Coyotitán in San Ignacio.
Flooding caused severe damage in the city of Mazatlán, with streets flooded to roof height of vehicles. Roads in the area, including the Mazatlán-Culiacán highway, have been closed. Mazatlán recorded 195mm of rain in 24 hours to 29 November.
Mazatlán no está hecho para las lluvias, qué pedo pic.twitter.com/JdaLjTDNYM
— Brandon LR (@BrandonLr) November 28, 2019
Trabajadores de la Dirección de Servicios Públicos del Gobierno Municipal liberan de la basura en la Colonia Juárez.
Esta acción ha permitido que fluya más rápido el agua de las lluvias, evitando que aumente en nivel del agua en la zona. pic.twitter.com/WtdCWJQRtR
— Ayuntamiento de Mazatlán (@AytodeMzt) November 28, 2019
Las lluvias, que desde la madrugada de ayer se registraron con mayor intensidad, causaron inundaciones en 22 colonias y en el centro histórico de Mazatlán https://t.co/7kmEsFjPNM
— El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) November 29, 2019