Yucatán’s state government has set up temporary shelters for dozens of families whose homes have flooded after several days of intense rain.
Flooding has also affected several businesses, roads, and public parks.
“First of all, we have to make sure that everyone is accounted for and safe. We will then be able to work with the city to drain the water and help Progreso get back on its feet,” said Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal.
The governor also enlisted aid from the Mexican armed forces, who carried out emergency operations.
This week’s heavy rains also caused flooding in several other communities across the Yucatán Peninsula, but widespread damage has not been reported.
The storm system which has been sitting just off the Gulf of Mexico has continued to intensify, but meteorologists are predicting that it will move north, away from the Peninsula.