Some Flooding, One Death as Karl Dissipates in South Mexico

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
October 16, 2022Americas
Some Flooding, One Death as Karl Dissipates in South Mexico
This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Karl over the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas, Mexico, at 2:16 p.m. ET on Oct. 14, 2022. (NOAA via AP)

MEXICO CITY—The remnants of Tropical Storm Karl dissipated Saturday along Mexico’s southern Gulf coast as heavy rains caused some rivers and streams to flood and at least one person dead.

Karl had weakened into a tropical depression late Friday while moving toward the coast of Tabasco state, and its remnants broke up during the day Saturday, though rain still fell in the region.

Officials in Chiapas state said intense rain in the northern part of the state resulted in the Pichucalco River overflowing, which forced the evacuation of more than a thousand people at a religious event.

In addition, the officials said, about 120 people were evacuated when El Cristo stream flooded and a 65-year-old person who had to be rescued died shortly after at a health center.

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