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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Storm deaths in Veracruz raise Arlene's toll to 13 (AP)

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Mexican civil protection officials have confirmed two more deaths from Tropical Storm Arlene.

That brings the total official death toll from the storm to 13.

A farmer and his son were killed trying to drive across a flooded bridge in the town of Zentla on Friday. A relative in the car managed to escape and informed authorities.

Arlene was the first named storm of the 2011 Atlantic season. It came ashore as a tropical storm and broke apart like a water balloon over the highlands of central Mexico.

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