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Tropical system soaks south with more than 90 millimeters of rain

Chetumal, Q.R. — A majority of the south of the state remains under water after a day and a half of heavy rains. On Wednesday night, the Costa Maya region was soaked with the passing of Tropical Wave 23.

Military personnel were out helping stranded motorists in both the capital city of Chetumal as well as rural communities. After the most severe part of the system passed, municipal services began with the removal of fallen trees that were found blocking roads.

Nearly two dozen major streets were flooded to some degree by the tropical system, which, according to Othon P Blanco Civil Protection Director Pedro Santos Chuc, dropped just over 90 millimeters of rain on the area by 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

Flooding included the city’s newly renovated Chetumal Boulevard. It is the second time in as many months that the Boulevard has been flooded by the season’s heavy rainfall.

The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) implemented Plan DN-III-E Operation in both Chetumal and surrounding southern communities to help rain-soaked residents. The southern region had more rain in its forecast for Thursday.