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23 Jun 2009 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ As Tropical Storm Andres approached on the Pacific, the Mexican government Tuesday issued its first hurricane warning of the season.

According to the Miami-based US National Hurricane Centre, the storm - which was about 110 kilometres south of the southwestern Mexican port of Manzanillo on Tuesday - was forecast to grow into a hurricane Tuesday. Measures were implemented to protect the population in coastal areas.

Andres emerged in the early hours of Monday on the Pacific, near the Mexican coast.

22 Jul 2008 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ The northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was preparing for the worst Tuesday as tropical storm Dolly shifted northward from the Yucatan Peninsula.

Monday the storm was moving north-west over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

21 Jul 2008 description

Mexico City_(dpa) _ Over 1,000 people were evacuated early Monday from the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico as Tropical Storm Dolly entered the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm was moving north-west over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. A hurricane watch has been issued for part of the coast of the US state of Texas and for the Mexican coast north of San Fernando to the US border.

Sustained winds were close to 85 kilometres per hour. "Strengthening is forecast.

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.

25 Oct 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - Florida residents faced a huge cleanup Tuesday after Hurricane Wilma ripped through the Sunshine State, killing at least four people, leaving millions without electricity and causing billions of dollars in damage.

Two men died from falling trees, a woman was killed by flying debris and another man died after a roof collapsed on him, The Miami Herald reported. Several other bodies have been found, but it was unclear whether those deaths were hurricane-related.

21 Oct 2005 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Hurricane Wilma inched toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early Friday and battered the region with high winds and rains.

20 Oct 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - Hurricane Wilma has changed course slightly and is now expected to make a brief landfall in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
The storm has weakened slightly, but remains a powerful hurricane with sustained winds of 230 kilometres per hour. Wilma is a Category 4 hurricane, the second highest on a standard scale, but is expected to strengthen further during the next 24 hours.

While earlier forecasts had predicted that Wilma would not make landfall until reaching Florida, a new model now has the storm hitting near the Cancun, a popular spot for tourists.

14 Oct 2005 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Mexicans in an area devastated by this month's heavy rains and flooding took to the streets Friday to demand faster government aid.

Some 3,000 protesters marched in the southern city of Tapachula, which was cut off by flooding after the border river with Guatemala burst its banks, sweeping away more than 2,000 ramshackle dwellings.

Protesters carried signs accusing the President Vicente Fox's government of failing to follow up on promises of quick help.

Days of heavy rain touched off by Hurricane Stan loosed mudslides and flooding on Guatemala, El …

19 Jul 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - Hurricane Emily roared late Tuesday across the Gulf of Mexico as a "dangerous'' Category 3 storm, regaining strength and moisture over warm waters as it approached northern Mexico.

18 Jul 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - After chasing 20,000 tourists from their vacation idylls along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, hurricane Emily lost some strength, dropping Monday to a category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale as it reached maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour.

07 Oct 2003 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Heavy rains in the past several days in Mexico have forced thousands out of their homes in the southeastern part of the country because of floods and landslides, officials said Tuesday.

An alert was still in effect as Mexico braced for further onslaughts from several storm systems in what has been a particularly intense rainy season compounded by a hurricane season with numerous storms.

Tropical depression Larry left a swathe of destruction in Chiapas state, on the border with Guatemala.

24 Sep 2003 description

Mexico City (dpa) - The death toll from Hurricane Marty rose to 10 with many communities in northwestern Mexico stranded and lacking electricity and drinking water, reports said Wednesday.

23 Sep 2003 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Six people were killed and several were missing after Hurricane Marty passed through Mexico's Pacific coast region, officials and television reports said Tuesday.

Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Marty continued to lose strength over the Gulf of California. The storm on Monday battered the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula with sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour.

Marty killed three people in Baja California and another in Sinaloa state. Televisa reported Tuesday that two people on a boat off Sonora state had died.

25 Aug 2003 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Authorities moved 13,000 people to safety Monday in Mexico's Baja California as Hurricane Ignacio was bringing heavy rains and threatening the peninsula with winds of 150 kilometres per hour and gusts up to 185 kilometres per hour.

The storm, lying over the Gulf of California close to the city of La Paz, was also affecting the Mexican coastal state of Sinaloa, where about 500 people were evacuated, the Mexican weather service said.

25 Aug 2003 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Hurricane Ignacio was at a virtual standstill Monday just 45 kilometres from La Paz, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, where it was causing heavy rains and four-metre wave swells.

Earlier, authorities moved 13,000 people to safety from the storm while it was over the Gulf of California.

25 Oct 2002 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Hurricane Kenna made landfall midday Friday buffeting the Mexican mainland with sustained winds of 185 kilometres per hour and continued inland after uprooting trees, knocking down lampposts and flooding seaside cities and villages.

The Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center said Kenna, a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, touched land near to San Blas, Nayarit state.

The eye of the storm was located about 65 kilometres north-northwest of Tepic, Nayarit, and it was moving towards the northeast at 32 kilometres per hour.

25 Oct 2002 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Mexico Friday moved 50,000 people to safety as Hurricane Kenna, a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, was just 40 kilometres away from its Pacific coast and threatening to pound it with powerful winds, heavy rains and large ocean surges.

Kenna's winds had reached 270 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 325 kilometres per hour. It was churning up the ocean with waves higher than six metres as it headed to the coast at more than 30 kilometres per hour.