Rain on Wednesday, the heaviest in 20 years, says Sheinbaum

After the intense rains that were recorded on Wednesday night at various points in the Mexico City, the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaumhe said on his account Twitter in the last 20 years, “only 6 times have there been rains greater than 100 mm accumulated in one day”, as happened today.

This based on the historical records that are kept in the Sacmex and the With water.

In a thread of three tweets, the Head of Government mentioned that it was striking that “on two consecutive days, the records show stations with more than 100 mm per day, which is why it is concluded that they are atypical rains”, referring to the rains which were also registered last Tuesday.

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He concluded by saying that these rains are generated by the presence of low-pressure channels, and the entry of tropical waves, which come from the Gulf of Mexico.

On the afternoon-night of this Wednesday, heavy rains were registered south of Mexico City, causing the purple alert in three municipalities: Coyoacán, Benito Juárez and Álvaro Obregón.

Due to this, the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City deployed the “Operation Storm”, in order to deal with flooding, car accidents and falling trees, which were registered.

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The rain this Wednesday was accompanied by hail.

Among the damages that were registered, there are floods in various roads, the outbreak of sewage inside the Xoco Hospital and its parking lot, the fall of a tree in the Central Axis and the water register inside the Zapata metro station.

Also, in social networks, users shared images of the flooding and damage that were registered, including the journalist Hannia Novell, who shared a video, where a strainer is observed expelling water in jets.



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