Over the last few days, heavy rainfall affected north-west Mexico causing casualties.
According to media, as of 24 March, one person died in Tijuana, due to a weather-related car accident, the same source reports 21 more car accidents due to heavy rainfall.
Heavy rainfall is also making the living conditions rough for thousands of Central America's migrants, stranded at the border. Housed at makeshift shelters – while waiting for their asylum request to be processed in the USA- they lack adequate sanitary conditions and medical equipment. In addition to heavy rain, the spread of the COVID-19 virus in these areas is likely to exacerbate migrants’ vulnerabilities. The partial border shutdown declared by the USA on 20 March may lead to mass refoulement.
For the next 24 hours, no more rain is forecast over the affected area.