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01 Oct 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0396

MEXICO - TROPICAL STORM GERT AND FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
1 OCTOBER 1993

SITUATION

1. DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FOLLOWING HURRICANE GERT (WHICH HIT EASTERN MEXICO 21 SEPTEMBER) PANUCO RIVER BASIN WAS FLOODED. ON 28 AND 29 SEPTEMBER, WATER LEVEL OF PANUCO RIVER ROSE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL AND OVERFLOWED, INUNDATING APPROX. 200,000 HECTARES AND AGGRAVATING SITUATION.