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As Hurricane Karl brought rising water levels to Mexico, reports of crocodile encounters were on the rise as well, but officials say freely roaming crocodiles were not an issue. "It seems there are reports that they are wandering free, that they are walking in the streets, but we have to say that that is not true," said Manuel Molina of the Mexican environment agency, Semarnat. continue reading »
UPDATE: At least two people have been reported killed as Hurricane Karl caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico. Karl, which caused widespread property damage as a hurricane in the port city of Veracruz, weakened to a tropical depression Friday night. It was dissipating over the mountains early Saturday, but still was expected to produce up to another 3 inches of rain in some areas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Mexico's Navy sent helicopters to rescue about 40 families trapped on a hill surrounded by floodwaters in the town of San Pancho, north of Veracruz city, said state Civil Protection Secretary Silvia Dominguez. South of the city, in Cotaxtla, houses were flooded up to their roofs and officials were hunting for seven members of two families feared washed away by a swollen river. Veracruz state Gov. Fidel Herrera said some 16,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes as the storm roared through, downing trees, power lines and billboards and erasing beachfront huts. The Gulf of Mexico is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Karl. Karl is currently a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph 70 miles east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico and 165 miles east-southeast of Tuxpan. continue reading »