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13 dead after Tropical Storm Fernando makes landfall in Veracruz

By John Sevigny     Aug 26, 2013 in World
Veracruz - At least thirteen deaths were reported after Tropical Storm Fernando made landfall over the Mexican State of Veracruz, bringing as much as 15 inches of rain, along with the threat of flash floods and mudslides.
Fernando was flagging but deadly as it brought heavy rain to the coastal state that flanks much of the country's east coast, the Web site Bustle reported Monday afternoon.
Fernando weakened from a Tropical Storm to a Tropical Depression, according to the National Hurricane Center which placed the storm's sustained winds at a maximum of 30 miles per hour.
The storm made landfall before 7 am Monday some 28 miles north of the Gulf port city of Veracruz, CNN CNN in Mexico reported.
Rains from the dying storm were also expected to impact the Mexican States of Puebla, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosi.
In the meantime, residents of Tampico, a port city and resort about 315 miles from the Texas border, uploaded photographs of alligators crawling around downtown streets as a result of rising water levels brought on by the storm in swamps and rivers
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