Status: 08/21/2021 8:37 pm.
More than half a million people without electricity, many dead, flooded and uprooted by trees – tropical storm “Grace” left the trail of disaster in eastern Mexico. Not clear yet.
The tropical storm “Grace” caused flooding and power outages in eastern Mexico. In nearly two dozen cities in the state of Veracruz, trees have been uprooted, power poles tilted and streets flooded, said Governor Goodluck Garcia Jimenez. Eight people died, six of them family members, officials said.
More than half a million people have been temporarily cut off, according to the utility CFE. Several flights to Veracruz, Tombiko, Rhinoceros, Culiacon and Huatko were canceled due to the storm.
Heavy rain and landslide warning
“Grace” hit the Mexican Gulf coast in a hurricane and then quickly lost ground to its power. However, the Met Office has forecast heavy rains in many parts of the country and has issued landslide and flood warnings. President Andres Manuel Lபpez Obrador called on residents in particular to be vigilant. “The state of emergency is not over,” said Gudlahuac Garcia, governor of Veracruz.
“Grace” also struck areas devastated by the earthquake in Haiti on its way through the Caribbean. “Grace” caused damage and extensive power outages on the Yucatan Peninsula, which is popular during the holidays.
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