MEXICO CITY (AP) — Flooding within the western Mexico state of Jalisco killed not less than seven folks and left 9 others lacking Monday.
Emergency personnel arrived early Monday afternoon after the Jalocote stream overflowed its banks, in keeping with the state of Jalisco on the platform X, previously referred to as Twitter. Roads and houses had been additionally broken by the flood, which adopted heavy rain within the area.
The Jalocote runs via a small city of simply over 200 residents into Autlán de Navarro, a municipality within the southern coastal area of Jalisco.
Municipal firefighters, the Purple Cross and emergency responders from three close by cities had been in a position to rescue three folks from the water, in keeping with Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro.
With the assistance of rescue canines, drones and a medical helicopter, authorities are persevering with to seek for the remaining 9 lacking locals.
“At present the creek is now not swollen, however there continues to be a big inflow of water,” Alfaro stated through X simply earlier than midday.