Almost 2,500 people had to be displaced after a river overflowed in the central Mexican state of Querétaro, said the governor of the region, Mauricio Kuri, at a press conference on Friday.
The overflow of the San Juan River caused by heavy rains has affected the cities of San Juan del Río and Tequisquiapan.
During his appearance, Kuri reported that an emergency shelter had been set up for those affected, although at the time of his testimony only 14 people had come forward to seek refuge.
According to the Mexican newspaper “Milenio”, Kuri has also announced an infrastructure plan to withstand future floods in the region.
In addition, the red alarm (traffic light) was activated in Tequisquiapan because of possible future floods and several colonies have already been evacuated on the banks of the river.
It is the second time in two weeks that the San Juan River has overflowed, resulting in floods and evictions on September 19th.