From El Universal -- My translation
From a report this morning (I lost the exact link. Here is the link for the paper:http://www.eluniversal.com.mx )
Seven rivers breached their banks: Jamapa, La Antigua, Cotaxtla, Chiquito, Seco, Tizapa and Bobos.
Thousands of homes remain under water, six people are reported missing.
Two children of Cotaxfla in Veracruz are reported dead in addition to the two reported in Puebla and one in Tobasco.
The damages are multiplying in the tourist zone of Veracruz-Boca del Rio where 1500 trees are reported down, 800 houses have roofs blown off and there are large areas without elecricity.
Governor Fidel Herrera caluclated that the number of people affected could reach half a million en 120 of the 212 municipalities of Veracruz. He said that damages to crops, primarily to sugar, could reach half a million hectares [hectare=a little more than two acres].
Thousands of Veracruzanos took refuge on roofs and in trees to wait for help.
The municipality of Cotaxtla is the most seriously affected, where six people are reprted missing, including two children who were dragged by the current from the hands of their father.
Veracruzanos themselves participated in efforts to remove trees, clear flood damage, and so forth.
From a report this afternoon also in El Universal:
In the past few hours, around 40000 persons were evacuated from their homes in the municipalities of Veracruz, Boca del Río, Cotaxtla, Medellín and Jamapa, hard hit by the flooding of the rivers as a consecuence of the passage of Hurricane Karl.
The flooding of the rivers and the large waves cost the lives of at least seven people and eight more have been reported missing. This Sunday dozens of people waited to be rescued by launches and helicopeters from the Marina and the state government.
The despair of dozens of people could be seen when they began to steal food and water from convenience stores; and they called for help and for donations of food, water and clothing via social networks.
The region hardest hit is in the area of [the city of] Veracruz and Boca del Río where the river Jamapa and the drainage canals La Xamorana and Jiménez Sur overflowed and flooded large urban areas.
More than 40 thousand people had to abandon their homes with only small hand suitcases. With the help of the armed forces and the navy they were moved to temporary refuges or to families and friends.
The scenes are a reflection of the tragedy: entire families, with babies in arms, abandoned neighborhood with the water up to their necks. Local government and army planes could not cope with evacuating the victims.
As of now, the 15 apartment buildings with many tenants have been evacuated.
El Universal reports that more rain is expected in the central and southern zones of the state, including in the mountainous areas (where we live). As the article reporting the weather says, the God Tláloc gives no respite to Veracruz.