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Rains, it pours! Areas of Tula, Hidalgo evacuated due to possible new floods (VIDEOS)

After the Danxhó dam overflowed, in Jilotepec, State of Mexico, the Government of Hidalgo called on the population of the Mezquital Valley, near the Tula River, to vacate their homes, given the possibility of new floods.

Likewise, the governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, stressed that due to the high levels presented by the dam, the National Water Commission (Conagua) is evacuating the excess liquid, which will go towards the Tula river, whose level they estimate will rise .

He added that the eviction is due to excess flow, and the forecast of rains in Mexico City and Edomex increase the risk of new floods.

On the other hand, the municipal governments of Ixmiquilpan, Tasquillo, Tlahuelilpan and Tula have already begun with calls for evacuation of the communities near the Tula, Salado and Requena rivers, given the possibility that their levels will increase.

And, as can be seen in some videos on social networks, municipal authorities are using loudspeakers to ask the population to go to the emergency units.

Evacuation notice from the Tlalhuelilpan City Council

While in other places the evacuation is being supported by Mexican Army personnel, as well as the publication of notices through official social networks, as is the case of Ixquimilpan, where the mayor Araceli Beltrán called to raise awareness and evacuate the vicinity of the river .

Later, through a transmission on Facebook, accompanied by National Guard personnel, he stressed that “this is not a game, we ask people who live in the vicinity of the Tula River to evacuate, I know it is very complicated, but what else. important is to safeguard everyone’s life.

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On the other hand, according to local media, the overflow of the Taxhimay dam in Villa del Carbón, State of Mexico, would have caused flooding in Tepejí del Río, Tezontepec de Aldama, Tlalhuelilpan and Tlaxcoapan.

This, after the Conagua drains the dam due to the excessive levels it presented and the rain forecast in CDMX and Edomex, since it captures rainwater from the Valley of Mexico through the Central and Oriente emitters.

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Although the flow of this would go to the Endhó dam, in Tula, Hidalgo, and several irrigation channels, so they would have already evacuated their population.

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