[:en]Peña Nieto inaugurates Campeche’s Mega Drainage, then city floods due to ‘Franklin'[:es]Peña Nieto inaugura “Mega Drenaje” en Campeche y la ciudad se inunda horas después[:]

[:en]CAMPECHE — Despite the inauguration of the Mega Drainage held by Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday August 8, the same day that Tropical Storm Franklin reached the city of San Francisco de Campeche, the city suffered the effects of unpredictable nature by facing massive flooding and the collapse of a hill.

Translation: EPN: People of Campeche, I declare inaugurated this Mega Drainage (that was concluded 2 years ago) and doesn’t drain anything. (Image: Political Cartoon)


It’s worth to mention that while the Mega Drainage was in EPN’s campaign commitments, in fact it was built and was put into operation more than two years ago, during the term of ex-governor Fernando Ortega Bernés and the triennium of the former Mayor Ana Martha Escalante Castillo.

The night of Monday August 7, after his disastrous visit to Chiapas, Peña Nieto landed in Campeche and took refuge in the safest place: the mansion of Governor Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas, where he has been plotting the next national assembly of his party, the PRI.

Campeche Flooded (Photo: El Sol de México)


The heavy rainfall that occurred late Tuesday August 8 caused severe flooding in large areas of the city of Campeche, so that state and municipal authorities, in coordination with the Navy and the Mexican Army, proceeded to help the population.

However the “Dr. Patricio Trueba de Regil” ISSSTE hospital was affected by the collapse of a contiguous hill, which forced those responsible for this institution to evacuate the hospitalized patients, who were taken aboard ambulances to other hospitals in the city.

Cars under the water in Campeche (Photo: El Sol de México)


The damage caused by the rain has not yet been quantified, but is estimated to be large. Several vehicles were literally swept away by the heavy storm.

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[:es]En improvisada visita a la ciudad de Campeche, el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto inauguró este martes 8 de agosto el “Mega Drenaje Pluvial” de la ciudad, obra que si bien estaba en sus compromisos de campaña, se construyó y se puso en operación hace más de dos años, durante el sexenio del exgobernador Fernando Ortega Bernés y el trienio de la exalcaldesa Ana Martha Escalante Castillo.

Sin embargo, pocas horas después de la ceremonia de inauguración, las fuertes precipitaciones pluviales ocasionaron severas inundaciones en amplios sectores de la ciudad de Campeche, por lo que las autoridades estatales y municipales, en coordinación con la Marina y el Ejército Mexicano, tuvieron que proceder a ayudar a la población.

La clínica hospital del ISSSTE “Dr. Patricio Trueba de Regil” resultó afectada al deslavarse un cerro contiguo, lo que obligó a los responsables de esta institución evacuar a las personas hospitalizadas, las cuales fueron conducidas a bordo de ambulancias a otros nosocomios de la ciudad.

Translation: EPN: People of Campeche, I declare inaugurated this Mega Drainage (that was concluded 2 years ago) and doesn’t drain anything. (Image: Political Cartoon)

Los daños provocados por la lluvia aun no han sido cuantificados, pero se estima que son cuantiosos. Varios vehículos literalmente fueron arrastrados por las fuertes corrientes pluviales.

Foto: Facebook | Lugares de Campeche

Foto: Facebook | Lugares de Campeche

Foto: Facebook | Lugares de Campeche

Foto: Facebook | Lugares de Campeche

Video Facbook / WebCampeche.com[:]

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