Video: Heavy rains in Mexico can’t beat the drought

Although Mexico is currently in the grip of the worst drought it has suffered since World War Two, houses flooded and streets turned into lakes this week when torrential rainfall lashed down on Mexico City and the neighboring State of Mexico.

Speaking to El Universal, Ramón Aguirre, director of Mexico City’s water system, said that although the rains won’t be enough to replenish reserves enough to stop current water rationing. See the video for more.

— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City for the Los Angeles Times.

Video: Mexico: heavy rains can’t beat the drought. Credit: Deborah Bonello