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    Tropical Depression Matthew Slams Mexico


    by NTDTelevision

    Tropical depression Matthew brings torrential rain in southern Mexico, causing severe flooding across the region.

    Tropical depression Matthew triggered floods across the southern Mexico state of Tabasco, threatening waterlogged sugar and coffee farms.

    Across the state, people in coastal and low-lying areas waded through flooded streets on Monday, trying to salvage their belongings.

    Marines worked to rescue residents from their flooded homes.

    The 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season slammed the shores of Tabasco and Chiapas, but later dissipated over land.

    Tabasco's director of civil protection said 13 municipalities in the state have been affected.

    [Roberto Lopez Romero, Director of Spanish Civil Protection]:
    "There are 561 affected localities, not 11 as we had mentioned before but 13 municipalities in the whole entity."

    Matthew reached Nicaragua's coast on Friday, then moved along the Honduran Caribbean and hit Belize and Guatemala before striking Mexico.