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Recent Flooding Problems in Mexico

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Residents use a boat to move through a flooded street in Minatitlan, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Mexican officials have evacuated 7,500 people and are keeping oil wells shut in Veracruz state due to severe flooding from heavy rains along Mexico's Gulf coast. (AP Photo/Barbara Dector)

Mexico has been going through some major flooding problems recently which haven't been highlighted by the media (or AccuWeather.com, as far as I can see). The first event was around the same time when Hurricane Ike hit the U.S., but was unrelated. Heavy rains caused the Rio Grande river to break a levee, flooding border facilities in Presidio, Texas. Here's an Associated Press photo; you can read more in this ABC News article.
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