Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mexico Flood: Quintana Roo state declares state of emergency

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, leading to the governor of Quintana Roo state declaring a state of emergency.

On Monday, 106mm of rain fell in the state capital, Chetumal. More than 100 homes have been flooded in Chetumal, Al Jazeera reported.

It is estimated that at least $1.9m would be required to repair damaged infrastructures. Rainfall is forecast to continue in the coming days, with an area of low pressure moving across the Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical storm Patricia is likely to attain hurricane status by Friday, before making landfall as a Category 2 system, near Manzanillo, during the early hours of Saturday (GMT).