Mexico - Floods and landslides (CONAGUA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 November 2020)

Copernicus activation

  • Heavy rain due to the influence of Hurricane ETA affected the southern States of Mexico (particularly Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz) over the past few days, causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to casualties and damage.

  • According to media reports, 27 people have died (22 in Chiapas and 5 in Tabasco), more than 90,000 people have been affected and almost 3,700 houses damaged. Evacuation centres have been set up across Chiapas and Tabasco State.

  • On 9-10 November light to moderate rain is expected over southern and south-eastern States. The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping system was activated on 8 November (EMSR479) to support the damage assessment and one map has been produced so far.