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Flooding displaces 44,000

November 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Flooding after days of heavy rain along Mexico's Gulf Coast has forced more than 44,000 people from their homes.

Tabasco state Gov. Andres Granier said several rivers had jumped their banks, flooding homes in more than 90 communities. The federal government declared a state of emergency and troops were helping rescue people.

Residents expressed frustration that government infrastructure projects had not prevented yearly flooding in Tabasco. In 2007, floods killed 33 people and inundated more than 1 million homes.

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