The Tormenta Tropical “Harold” caused flooding in main streets and flooding in neighborhoods Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and once it reached land, it was downgraded to a tropical depression.
The rain lasted an hour and twenty minutes, but was enough to cover the main roads and low areas up to 60 centimeters in height.
Streams and drains reached the top and flooded the entrance to various colonies.
The arrival of the meteorological phenomenon occurred in the afternoon and, during its passage, led to the suspension of the executive service of the Didi platform, Uber, taxis and public transport.
Shopping centers were also affected by the mobility freeze.
Calls and reports from citizens were supported, we toured the main streets to find out which ones were flooded,” said city disaster management director Humberto Diez.
The state director for his part civil defence Gerardo González added that in the northern part of the state, such as in the municipalities of Matamoros, Reynosa and Miguel Alemán, there have been heavy rains, but there has been no damage.
“The storm was expected to come through the south-southeast area, but there was a change and it came through Nuevo Laredo,” he added.
He explained that the phenomenon has been downgraded to a tropical storm over time.
This phenomenon has already passed, it has already degraded to a tropical depression and well, we join the task, the places that have passed and flooded stranded vehicles, from Matamoros to Nuevo Laredo, thank God, there are no victims who you could regret that there is no damage to the houses, the only thing that happens is broken down vehicles,” he said.
LAREDO, Texas was also flooded
Meanwhile, neighboring agencies like Laredo, Texas, urged their citizens not to go out in the face of heavy rain and also reported flooding.
In a statement, they announced the areas where conflicts erupted.
They asked to avoid road travel while the bad weather persists.
They pointed out that the subway passage between Highway 83 and Market Street is closed, including the Zapata Freeway and the streets of 22 other avenues.