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Second storm hits Mexico

Northeastern Mexico - already inundated by Tropical Storm Emily last week - will get more rain on Monday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gert move inland.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | July 25, 2005

Northeastern Mexico - already inundated by Tropical Storm Emily last week - will get more rain on Monday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gert move inland. The storm quickly weakened to a tropical depression with 25 mph winds but northeastern Mexico could see 3-5 inches of rain.

Early Monday morning the storm was about 80 miles west of Tampico, Mexico, and moving west near 12 mph. That motion was expected to continue until the storm breaks up later on Monday over mountainous terrain, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters were concerned about flash flooding and mudslides particularly in areas already hit by Emily. The small fishing village of Carboneras - home to about 3,000 people - was badly damaged by Emily, according to reports from the United Methodist Border Friendship Commission. Many homes there as well as in San Fernando were destroyed or damaged.

Many faith-based groups are responding in Mexico, including Catholic Relief Services, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and many others.

Meanwhile Tropical Storm Franklin weakened as it churned out to the open Atlantic without threatening land. But the system brought dangerously high heat to Florida, where the National Weather Service posted a heat advisory for northwest portions of the Florida Panhandle. Forecasters said the combination of heat and humidity could push the heat index as high as 114 by Monday afternoon.


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