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Mexico: heavy rains can't beat the drought

September 11, 2009 |  6:54 pm

Although Mexico is in the grip of the worst drought it has suffered since World War II, houses flooded and streets turned into lakes this week when torrential rainfall lashed Mexico City and the neighboring state of Mexico.

Speaking to El Universal, Ramón Aguirre, director of Mexico City's water system, said the heavy rains wouldn't be enough to replenish reserves, and that ongoing water rationing would continue.

See the video for more.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Video: Mexico: heavy rains can’t beat the drought. Credit: Deborah Bonello