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More flooding inflates damage repair bill

The immediate cost of flood relief and repairs in Jalisco communities ravaged by hurricanes and storms over the past few weeks is likely to soar to more than 500 million pesos ($US25 million), Governor Enrique Alfaro said this week.

pg4Last weekend, savage weather continued to batter Jalisco in the wake of Hurricane Nora’s recent destructive sweep up the Pacific coastline.

Heavy rains caused overflow from Las Pintas dam to engulf 12 neighborhoods in the metropolitan suburb of Tlaquepaque September 4, affecting almost 1,100 properties, state Civil Protection officials confirmed.  The worst hit colonias were Juan de la Barrera and Ojo del Agua, where more than 700 homes and a few businesses were flooded out. Various roads became impassable during the storm, including the heavily transited Avenida Adolf B. Horn that connects to the Guadalajara periferico.

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