Covenant Families Evacuated in Areas of Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (September 9, 2009) – Flooding has forced the evacuation of nearly 3,000 people, including several families who attend El Dorado Covenant Church here.

Heavy rains led to flooding in much of the State of Mexico, but the Valle Dorado section of Mexico City was among the hardest-hit areas. The flooding has killed several people and others are missing, according to news reports.

A breach of the sanitation system led to sewage rising up to two feet high in some residences. A burst water main sent water up to five feet deep rushing through the streets, knocking down walls and floating vehicles.

Dulce Flores, who is head of the church’s Board of Deacons, said that at least two people living in different residences lost all of their possessions.

“The Federal Police have closed access to the area,” she said in a message translated by Covenant Missionary Nancy Reed. “Nevertheless we believe that God does not leave us without help and we are communicating with one another.”

The city had been suffering from drought.

Covenant News Service will publish additional information as it becomes available.

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