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Mexico 11/22-24/2014

Floods. (Update) The rainfall last week in Tabasco left severe damages in various areas such as Nacajuca, where water reached more than 300 millimeters, and Tabasco, with more than 220 millimeters, and left more than 70,000 affected. Some families are still in several shelters because flooded roads have not allowed them to return to their homes. (m.: A7 Noticias).

USA 11/22-24/2014

Buffalo, New York: Snowstorm (Update). After more than seven feet of snow fell last week, the governor of New York warned the residents of Buffalo regarding the risk of collapse of roofs. In addition, the strong winds that are affecting the city could cause falling trees and downed power lines. The temperature rose considerably today, which could trigger the risk of flooding from melting snow. Approximately 700,000 people are at risk. Thousands of sandbags have been placed around the city as a precaution. (m.: Reuters, CNN).

Mexico 11/22-24/2014

Floods. (Update) The rainfall last week in Tabasco left severe damages in various areas such as Nacajuca, where water reached more than 300 millimeters, and Tabasco, with more than 220 millimeters, and left more than 70,000 affected. Some families are still in several shelters because flooded roads have not allowed them to return to their homes. (m.: A7 Noticias).



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