Floods in Mexico as Hurricane Grace lands for second time
23 August 2021 | 8:18 am
Hurricane Grace slams into Mexico for a second time as a major Category Three storm, threatening to bring significant flooding and mudslides.
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Water from floods that destroyed entire villages and displaced thousands still remains — and plans to drain it have stalled. There is no hope that villagers will soon return to their submerged homes.
INM agents, the Navy, and the National Guard found the foreigners, including five Guatemalans and five Indians as well as 19 unaccompanied children and teenagers, huddled together in the back of a tractor-trailer that was improperly parked in a road close to the city of Fortin de las Flores, in the southern state of Veracruz.
A dead body has been found "stuck" in the anti-migrant barriers installed by Texas authorities on the Rio Grande river.
A bus carrying foreign migrants careened off the road and fell into a ravine in northern Mexico, leaving 18 people dead. The driver has been detained.
A team of German emergency workers is on the ground in Slovenia in the aftermath of severe and deadly flooding. The country's premier says it is the worst natural disaster since Slovenia gained independence in 1991.
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The cleanup has begun in Mexico after Tropical Storm Hilary caused strong winds and flash flooding. Further north, millions of Californians are bracing for unprecedented wild weather.
Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Idalia will hit Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday. Evacuations have been ordered in multiple counties, with flooding along Florida's Gulf Coast expected.
Idalia is Florida-bound and has strengthened and will likely land as a Category 4 storm with 100 mph winds when it reaches the Gulf Coast. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued a state of emergency.
Idalia roared into Florida's Big Bend region but it has since weakened into a tropical storm. Georgia and the Carolinas now stand to be affected as the storm brings heavy rains and flooding.
The US president visited areas in Florida hit hard by the "extremely dangerous" storm. The visit was overshadowed, however, by the absence of the state's governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis.
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