Storm Alex weakens over Mexico
companies began to restart halted oil production.
Policemen and municipal officials stand next to the La Silla river overflooded by heavy rains caused by hurricane Alex in Monterrey July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kristian Lopez
The first named canada goose clearance storm of the uk canada goose 2010 Atlantic season was powerful enough Canada Goose Outlet to drench the industrial city of Monterrey well inland from the coast, killing canada goose coats on sale three people, washing away chunks of surrounding highways and turning dry desert canada goose uk outlet beds into turbulent rivers.
Flood waters in Monterrey swept some zoo animals including buffalo from their pens, and efforts to round them up were https://www.arconserve.ca delayed by canada goose coats the storm conditions. Floods sucked a 12 tonne statue of Mexico revered Virgin of Guadalupe off its perch on the bank canada goose uk black friday of the city normally dry Santa Catarina river.
damage is enormous.
South Texas escaped much of the storm, but Alex flooded about 80 percent of the port city of Matamoros across from Brownsville, sent uprooted trees crashing down on parked cars and forced thousands to flee low canada goose uk shop lying fishing villages.
A view of the Santa Catarina buy canada goose jacket river overflooded by heavy rains caused by hurricane Alex in Monterrey July 1, 2010. CDT on Canada Goose sale Wednesday (0200 GMT Thursday). oil installations have not been hit by the Canada Goose online storm, which formed near the Yucatan peninsula on Saturday, and canada goose store oil companies began to ramp up buy canada goose jacket cheap production canada goose factory sale again after shutting down about a quarter of the Gulf output as a precaution.
Companies had reported 342,224 barrels per day in oil production and 877 million cubic feet in gas output were shut.
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The shut in totals were down from the Wednesday peak of 26.3 percent, or 421,350 bpd of canada goose store oil, and 14.4 percent of gas, or 919 Mmcf of gas.
BP Plc said on Thursday the passage of Alex Canada Goose Online slowed oil canadian goose jacket clean up and containment cheap Canada Goose efforts at its leaking deep sea well off the Louisiana Canada Goose Jackets coast. BP said its Gulf oil and gas output was back to normal.[ID:nWNA4730]
Alex, which is expected to Canada Goose Coats On Sale dissipate over Mexico central mountains overnight, had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph canada goose and was located about 95 miles east northeast of Zacatecas in central Mexico on Thursday afternoon.
At cheap canada goose uk least three tornadoes swept Canada Goose Parka through the Brownsville area on Wednesday, tossing over tractor trailers but causing no major damage. Alex was the first and strongest Category 2 hurricane to occur in the month of uk canada goose outlet June since canada goose black friday sale 1966.
Mexican marines evacuated thousands of people from fishing communities along the Gulf coast and into shelters, but some refused to leave their homes even as canada goose clearance sale water ran in under doors.
Additional reporting by Cyntia Barrera Diaz in Mexico City and Tomas Bravo in Matamoros; editing by Vicki Allen.