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Lidia hits western Mexico, leaves 7 dead

Mexico — Tropical Storm Lidia has left seven dead in her wake of destruction as the storm battered the Pacific region over the weekend.

Baja California Sur governor, Carlos Mendoza Davis, has confirmed the death of seven people due to tropical storm Lidia, comparing the storm’s wrath to that of Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas, noting that storm brought more than the anticipated 250 mm of rain.

Lidia soaked the states of Sinaloa, Jalisco, Nayarit, Durango, Zacatecas, Colima, Aguascalientes and Michoacán, displacing approximately 2,800 people.

The mayor of the twin resorts of Los Cabos, Arturo de la Rosa Escalante, said two of the deaths were from electrocution due to power lines while two other deaths were due to drowning. One of them included a woman who was swept away on a flooded street. Two of the dead were children.

Nearly 1,400 people were displaced in that region, seeking refuge in storm shelters as Lidia made her way through the area, bringing with her almost 12 inches of rain.

Parts of western Mexico saw power outages and flooding as Lidia moved onward, severely damaging homes along the way.