Meanwhile, in the town of Huauchinango, in the central state of Puebla, people were seen staying at shelters. State governor, Tony Gali, reported a total of 1,562 people had been evacuated from their homes. Food, blankets, mattresses, toiletries, bottled water are being distributed among the needy taking refuge from the storm.
Heavy rains continue to fall over central Mexico, raising the risk of flash floods and mudslides in the mountainous terrain, with residents being drenched in colonial towns around central parts of the country. (AFP)