Mexico and Central America are facing hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs bills, thanks to 19 major storms thus far this year that occurred in the region.
In Oaxaca, Mexico alone, one of the country’s poorest state, the government faces $163 million to repair public structures, roads and infrastructures from extreme weather in 2010.
The enormous repair bills that this region is facing is also coupled with loss of life and loss of income. The substantial storms caused landslides, washed away agricultural fields and submerged many crop fields. The bad news is that climate change models show that temperatures rising which is attributed to many storms the region faces, will continue to wreak havoc and become a bigger portion of Mexico and Central America’s governmental budgets.