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Barriers on the beach to fight erosion may be doing more...

Residents living on the beach in Telchac complain that barriers are redirecting the flow of the tide, and have resulted in an almost complete loss of beachfront for up to 40 homes.

Rescuers come to the aid of flood victims in Progreso

Yucatán's state government has set up temporary shelters for dozens of families whose homes have flooded after several days of intense rain.

Storm brings flooding, winds and violent light show to Yucatán

Some residents were terrified while others stated they loved the storm. But by any objective measure, Yucatán's overnight deluge was the strongest since October's...

Mérida considers the future of its controversial underwater underpass

A task force to assess the future of a flood-prone underpass was announced Tuesday by Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera. The short but controversial Prolongación...

Proven solutions to Yucatan’s disastrous drainage problems

A reader responds to Yucatan's persistent flooding problems: In a previous life, I had some experience with this: These problems have already been solved in...

30% of Las Américas underwater for 11th day

Although more than 11 million gallons of water have been pumped from the Las Américas, around 30% of the subdivision continues to be flooded,...

New laws on sprawl to address Merida’s flooding crisis

Construction rules in Merida's north, where developers have been building malls and housing developments in the past several decades, will have to be re-written...

Lighthearted Burger King commercial shot at the flooded Montejo underpass

Seeing the Montejo underpass flood again is irritating, but famous burger chain sees the beauty in Merida's ersatz estuary. A new Burger King commercial...

A record-breaking year for rain in Merida (and the year’s not...

In the last seven days, rainfall has amounted to a third of what Merida normally gets in an entire year. But 2020 is not...

Floods linger days after storms passed through

Gamma and Delta are in our rearview mirror. But parts of Yucatan are still underwater after the heavy rainfalls they brought. The hotel zone's largest...

Delta lashes Tizimín as some coastal areas evacuate

Merida awoke to an almost eerie calm Wednesday while the resort areas on the other side of the Peninsula got a thrashing from Hurricane...