At least three people were killed as a result of tropical storm "Ernesto", hit the southern part of Mexico, said Friday the agency Europa Press, citing data from the local authorities.
The greatest damage, the amount of which is being installed, the storm struck the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Chiapas. In Tabasco, by river flooding killed two people, one of which is 17-year-old fisherman, Veracruz disaster victims was 60-year-old man who tried to reinforce the roof of his house.
On the possibility of flooding and flooding officials said 11 states, in several municipalities of Campeche state of emergency was declared.
"Ernesto", which became the second hurricane formed in the Atlantic this year, hit southern Mexico on Wednesday, then weakened to a tropical storm level. On Friday night, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S., the storm weakened to a tropical depression.
On the Yucatan Peninsula by the authorities evacuated more than 1.3 thousand tourists. The storm also caused the temporary suspension of oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
Previously, "Ernesto" swept over the area several island States of the Caribbean Sea. On the island of Dominica due to strong winds for two days not worked airport, and government of Saint Lucia, fearing the consequences of the storm for a few hours to close shop.
Source: RIA Novosti
The number of victims after Hurricane Ernesto
August 11. Despite the fact that the force of a storm Ernesto receded, residents of the Mexican state of Veracruz were missing a few people, and now the death toll rose to six. An entire Mexican family was a victim of the elements after their van, 90 km south-west of the city of Veracruz fell broken storm wind tree. Survived a six-year child with a disability.
In the state due to heavy rainfall has spread a lot of rivers, causing flooding. In the rain water in the state of Tabasco has sunk a few Mexicans. One died from injuries sustained while trying to repair the destroyed home. The floods have caused serious damage to agriculture in the state of Veracruz, which is the main granary of the country. An impressive number of fields was flooding. While exact figures are not known.
Since Ernesto began to leave the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, resumed the work of three major ports that export oil. But becoming a tropical cyclone is over the Pacific Ocean, Ernesto can connect to the emerging system Zhilma, which is in the ocean to the west-southwest of Baja California at 18,8 ° N; 119,3 ° W, and become a new storm.