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08 Nov 2007 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ Six bodies have been found and 25 people remained missing Thursday after a mudslide that buried the village of San Juan de Grijalva in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

In the neighbouring state of Tabasco, devastated by flooding in the past two weeks following heavy rains and where four people have died, the water level was slowly going down but many still remained stranded in their houses.

In San Juan de Grijalva, a mudslide fell into a river Sunday, displacing the flow and causing a gigantic wave that devastated the village.

07 Nov 2007 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ The rain returned Wednesday to the south-eastern Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, where flooding for more than a week has left more than 400,000 people in emergency accommodation.

Close to half of Tabasco's 2.1 million people are living in very precarious conditions, despite receiving financial aid from private donors across Mexico, from the country's government and from abroad.

A third of the state capital, Villahermosa, remained flooded, with water up to 2 metres deep in some areas.

The city centre remained off-limits, under the Navy's …

04 Nov 2007 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ Flooding continued to cause chaos and despair Sunday in the Mexican state of Tabasco.

Some 80,000 people in 17 towns remained isolated by the floods.

02 Nov 2007 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ Eighty per cent of the southern Mexican state of Tabasco was under water, Governor Andres Granier said while estimating that flooding there had affected half the state's 2.1 million residents and inundated about 800,000 people's homes.

In a radio and television address Thursday night, President Felipe Calderon called on his countrymen to help those affected, some of whom had lost all of their belongings, as he called the Tabasco flooding one of the worst natural disasters Mexico had ever seen.

18 Oct 2007 description

San Jose, Costa Rica_(dpa) _ Floods on Thursday continued to cause deaths and leave damage across Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico after days of heavy rains.

The Costa Rican government said Thursday 19 people had died in flooding and Wednesday declared a national state of emergency.

In Nicaragua, authorities said Thursday that the floods had claimed nine lives and six other people remained missing.

19 Aug 2007 description

Washington_(dpa) _ Hurricane Dean, the first big Atlantic storm of the season, pounded Jamaica overnight Sunday as it rolled through the Caribbean on a path for Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

Rated by the US National Weather Service at Category 4, the second highest rating on the hurricane severity scale, with maximum sustained winds near 230 kilometres per hour and higher gusts.