Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tropical storm Fernand: Mexico landslides, flooding kill 14

Landslides and flooding in Veracruz and Oaxaca have claimed lives of at least 14 people.

Landslide in Gold Rock in Yecuatla Township buried six homes with nine people inside. Landslides in Tuxpan and Atzalan claimed lives of four others.

Fast-flowing flood waters swept away a man in Oaxaca.

Following Veracruz Civil Protection officials, around 300 people have been evacuated.

Veracruz Governor has asked the federal government to declare an emergency in 92 municipalities in Mexico.

Tropical storm Fernand made landfall near the Atlantic port city of Veracruz on Monday.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 27, 2013