Rains from two tropical storms sent rivers coursing past their banks near the country's coastlines Saturday, and more than 30,000 people fled their homes, officials and news reports said.
Rains from Tropical Storm Debby caused a flash flood in the town of Alamo, but about 30,000 people evacuated safely, according to Enri-que Estrada, head of the Red Cross in the nearby Gulf Coast city of Tux-pan. About 5,000 homes were flooded by the Tuxpan-Pantepec River there, he said. No injuries were reported.Estrada said the river overflowed its banks shortly after midnight. He said it was still raining heavily in the area Saturday.