Authority declares emergency over drought in 10 states

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mexican social development authority Sedesol has put in place an emergency water supply plan to combat the drought affecting various parts of the country.

Sedesol will provide drinking water to 508 communities in 10 states that are in a state of emergency due to high temperatures and drought. The authority will also distribute water purification tablets, according to a release.

Water tankers will tour the worst affected areas in the states of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Durango, Sinaloa, Nuevo León, Sonora, Michoacán and San Luis Potosí.

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The emergency water supply is already underway in Sinaloa, where 89 water tanks have been dispatched to serve 27,500 residents.