Heatwave in Mexico: 155 deaths recorded since March – LINFO.re

Heatwave in Mexico: 155 deaths recorded since March – LINFO.re
Heatwave in Mexico: 155 deaths recorded since March – LINFO.re

Thirty new deaths linked to the heatwave were counted in Mexico between June 13 and 18, according to the latest report communicated Thursday June 20 by the Ministry of Health.

2,567 health problems identified

The heat wave persistent which affects the Mexico since March 2024 has caused the death of 155 people, including 30 new cases recorded between June 13 and 18. This is the recent report published by the Ministry of Health on June 20. Extreme heat has also caused 2,567 health problems recorded since the start of the hot season on March 17, which will continue until October 5. The eastern state of Veracruz along the Gulf of Mexico is the hardest hit with 56 deaths. It is followed by Tabasco in the Yucatan Peninsula which has 18 deaths, compared to 17 in Tamaulipas, 12 in Nuevo León, 12, and 11 in San Luis Potosí, details France24.

Four dead after heavy rains

According to experts from the World Weather Attribution (WWA) reference network on Thursday, climate change is 35 times more responsible for the deadly heat wave that hit the United States, Mexico and the United States at the end of May and beginning of June. Central America. At Mexico, cities recorded heat records such as the capital Mexico City (34.7 degrees on May 25). Due to high temperatures and lack of rain, water levels in several dams are very low and lakes are drying up. The situation changed suddenly on Wednesday after heavy rains caused by tropical storm Alberto. It killed four people when it made landfall in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon. However, the Health Ministry warned that most of the country will continue to experience very high temperatures, which could exceed 45 degrees in the state of Baja California (northwest).

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