A Million Mexicans Affected by Floods

Mexico Floods Make Thousands Homeless
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A boy rests in a shelter after evacuating flooded areas in Villahermosa, Mexico, on Saturday, November 3, 2007.

Authorities worked early Monday, November 5, to deliver badly needed food and water to thousands of residents stranded by devastating floods that have damaged the homes of up to 500,000 people, the Associated Press reported.

Since swollen rivers first broke their banks on October 28, floodwaters have isolated many Gulf Coast communities. Thousands of residents who rescuers haven't been able to reach have run out of food and water and are living with no electricity and no way to flee.

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