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The malecón and several streets in Río Lagartos have been completely flooded due to the torrential rains.

- June 24, 2024

The continuous rainfall from Tropical Storm Alberto, followed by a low-pressure area, has once again submerged the town.

According to residents, the path along the sea was submerged throughout its length, affecting some homes. However, no families have been evacuated from their homes so far.

The rainy activity persisted throughout the past week, with Tropical Storm Alberto causing significant rainfall in the coastal area. Additionally, due to the influx of tropical maritime air with high humidity content, even more intense showers were recorded yesterday.

Río Lagartos is particularly vulnerable to flooding because it is situated amidst wetlands. Rising tides, northerly winds, and other phenomena, including torrential rains, easily elevate water levels, affecting not only the malecón but also some streets in the municipality.

During this hurricane and tropical storm season, both Río Lagartos and San Felipe are at risk of flooding due to their location within the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Most homes are built on wetlands, although they were filled with debris, making them susceptible to damage from constant rising water levels or heavy precipitation.

In late 2023 and early this year, Río Lagartos faced repeated flooding due to cold fronts, resulting in the malecón and certain roads being submerged by natural events.

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