Mexico City. During the past weekend, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) deployed 100 of its elements to serve the civilian population affected by the heavy rains that were registered in the states of Querétaro and Veracruz.
Thus, within the relief phase of the DN-III-E Plan, 30 soldiers from the 17th Military Zone, based in the capital of Querétaro, collaborated to dislodge the landslide that occurred on federal highway 120 San Juan del Río- Xilitla.
Another 70 elements of the 19th Military Zone, in Tuxpan, Veracruz, mobilized to support the debris removal, traffic control and de-silting work in the municipalities of Poza Rica, Coatzintla, Coyutla, Mecatlán, Espinal, and Filomeno Mata, Veracruz .
The Sedena, together with federal and state civil protection authorities, established a temporary shelter at the “Justo Sierra primary school, in the municipality of Espinal, Veracruz, to protect 30 victims of the overflowing of the Tecolutla River.
Gallery: This is how the streets of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas look after the passage of ‘Hanna’ (Excelsior)