translated from Spanish: Due to rains, plan DN-III is activated in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas.- Due to the rains that lasted more than six hours in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, the Mexican Army and the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) in conjunction with other institutions of different levels of government, activated plan DN-III in the areas that were flooded in that municipality to be able to provide help to the families that were affected. During the early hours of this day, Friday, July 9, for six continuous hours continuous torrents of rainwater and thunderstorms stalked Matamoros, causing it to practically flood everything, accumulating more than five inches of water.
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So far, 250 colonies have been reported impacted, so hundreds of citizens were taken from their homes and moved to places where they were safer. Read more: Caution: Tarantulas and other dangerous spiders are flooded due to the multiple floods, many vehicles, with drivers trapped inside, were stranded, so authorities of the three orders of government have been given the task of safeguarding people who are in this situation of risk.

The governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, instructed the Civil Protection of that entity to make available all the equipment and personnel required to support the areas that were affected by the rains that occurred from 1 a.m. Read more: Images. Matamoros is flooded after thunderstorms and rains for more than six hoursAsimismo, pumping systems were activated with the aim of lowering the levels of accumulated water, for which elements of the National Guard (GN), State Civil Protection and the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) participated. For its part, the National System for the Integral Development of Families (DIF) Tamaulipas sent cleaning products, toiletries, clothing, as well as bottled water in support of families affected by the heavy rainfall.

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