Wed, 7 Nov 2007 00:00 UTC
Source: Dartmouth Flood Observatory based on media analysis
A week of heavy rains from a cold front unrelated to Tropical Storm Noel. Water drained from 2 dams in Chiapas causes three Tabasco rivers to overflow. "This is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the country" Tabasco - 1 dead. 30,000 in shelters. 300,000 stranded in flooding. 700,000 people's homes flooded. 80% of the state flooded. More than 850 towns under water. Worst flooding in 50 years. 100 percent of its crops lost. Floodwaters up to rooftops in Villahermosa city. Olmec carvings flooded at La Venta archeological site. Chiapas - 1 dead. 7,000 evacuated. 100,000 affected.