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October 17, 2011
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Floods Affect Over 100,000 Mexicans in Tabasco
Mexico, Oct 17.- More than 100,000 people have been affected by the overflowing of eight rivers in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, caused by continuous rains far exceeding average records for the month of October.

About 105,398 Mexicans were affected by constant rains on the weekend in 325 localities of ten municipalities, with the national weather forecast saying that the rains will continue Monday, according to the General Directorate of Civil Protection.

As many as 200 millitters have been registered in the latest hours, informed the National Water Commission in Tabasco.

The flooding of the Usumacinta River, the largest river in southern Mexico, is damaging houses and crops in the municipalities of Balancan, Emiliano Zapata, Jonuta, and Tenosique.

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Floods have also been reported in Villahermosa, the capital of Tabasco, and in the municipalities of Nacajuca, Jalpa de Mendez, Cunduacan, Centla, Jalapa, and Macuspana.

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