The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry, Interior), today declared a state of emergency for 25 municipalities in the northern state of Zacatecas because of a heavy snowfall.
In a statement, the agency pointed out that this was a result of a cold front that has generated temperatures up to 11 degrees below zero in that area of the country.
Therefore, the General Coordination of Civil Protection issued the Declaration for the municipalities of Calera, Morelos, Chalchihuites, Concepcion del Oro, El Salvador, Fresnillo, Genaro Codina, Guadalupe Jimenez of Teul, Juan Aldama, Mazapil, Miguel Auza, Melchor Ocampo, Noria de Angeles, General Panfilo Natera, Panuco, Pinos, Susticacán, Trancoso, Valparaiso, Vetagrande, Villa Garcia Villa Gonzalez Ortega, Villa Hidalgo and Zacatecas.
Finally, the Interior Ministry said that from this measure, requested by the Government of Zacatecas, the authorities have the resources of the Fund for Emergency Assistance to cover the food, shelter and health of the affected population
Source : CN