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Heavy rain in Chiapas causes river overflow, flooding

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas — Entire villages and communities have been flooded by overflowing rivers that have hit the northern of the state of Chiapas.

Heavy rains have overflowed the Tulijá River causing houses to collapse along with hillsides. Roadways have always given way to the extensive rainfall.

Authorities of the State Civil Protection System said that they are maintaining permanent monitoring to identify the different municipalities of the state that are being affected by rain and strong winds.

Due to the intense rains of the last hours and the entrance of the cold front number 25, the Tulijá River overflowed, affecting the colonies located on the banks in several municipalities, which has sent numerous people into temporary shelters.

Civil Protection, in coordination with the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), have initiated their state emergency plan to help the population with the evacuation of families and transfer them to temporary shelters.