Monterrey, Mexico, possibly the wealthiest city in that country, is usually too far inland to be affected by hurricanes from either of the two main basins. Hurricane Alex, however, continued to do things most of us weren't prepared for. Monterrey paid a heavy price.
Intense rain from Hurricane Alex shut down Mexico's richest city, Monterrey, on Friday, as floods killed six people, swept away cars and swamped wealthy suburbs with mud and rocks.More pictures here.
More than a year's worth of rain fell in three days from the first named Atlantic storm of the 2010 season, swelling dry river beds and destroying chunks of highway in the city, about 620 miles (1,000 km) north of Mexico City.