At the height of the Great Flood in November of 2015, Mexico City was already on the precipice of becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the world. 

Its floodwaters overwhelmed roads and buildings, and hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes as floodwaters rose, inundating the streets. 

The city was inundated with water that had reached 4 meters (13 feet) in height. 

It’s now estimated that the height it reached was around 5 meters (16 feet). 

It was a major catastrophe that left an estimated 200,000 dead and displaced over 6 million people. 

At the height, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto had to call a national emergency. 

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 people in the Americas lives below the poverty line. 

Mexico’s health minister, Gustavo Estrada, said the country had the highest rate of preventable deaths in the hemisphere, with the death rate among children and the elderly topping that of France, Spain and the United States. 

Many Mexicans have blamed their countrys water crisis on poor planning and a lack of basic planning. 

Today, however, many people in Mexico say that it’s actually the other way around: the countrys planning was good and its response was inadequate. 

There are many reasons why this crisis happened, and not only did Mexico’s planners fail to take into account the risks posed by rising water, they also neglected the people that were left behind in their homes. 

In a recent study, researchers found that the number of people who were able to get back to their homes after the flood increased as the population of the cities that suffered the greatest flooding increased. 

They found that in the city of Mexico City, an area of around 5 million people, only 12 percent of those who lost their homes could return to their properties within two months. 

On the other hand, in the town of Monterrey, in Tamaulipas, where around 3.7 million people were impacted by the flooding, the rate of return increased to 80 percent. 

Despite these alarming statistics, there is one major problem that has come to be called the “Mexico City Syndrome.” 

It is a term that was coined in 2015 to describe the way that the country was failing to adequately prepare for the flood. 

When the Great Earthquake in Nepal in 2009 struck, the government in Mexico was faced with a serious challenge. 

As a result, a plan was made to rebuild Mexico City to its pre-Flood level. 

However, this plan was never implemented due to a lack on planning and resources, and in the aftermath of the disaster, the city was declared a disaster area. 

Now, over a decade later, Mexico has a very different situation in which the country is facing an even greater catastrophe. 

For years, Mexico was praised for its plans and its government was able to quickly restore its health, but as of 2016, the country still does not have a plan to properly prepare for another flood.

According to Professor Antonio Hernandez, an expert on public health at the University of Texas, there are many aspects to the problems that led to Mexico’s crisis. 

He explained that during the disaster in Nepal, Mexico had a lot of resources, but it did not have the infrastructure to respond. 

“Mexico was a large city that was already experiencing problems from the floods, but the city did not want to spend money on the infrastructure that was needed for the response to the disaster. 

Instead, it spent the money on tourism and housing. 

This lack of infrastructure is an important factor in the crisis in Mexico.”

Hernandez said that the lack of planning is one of many reasons that people in Mexican cities are unable to adequately cope with a disaster.

“People think that because they live in a large metropolitan area, they can handle the disaster better than people in smaller areas. 

But if you live in an area with a lot more people, like a city, you may not be able to respond as quickly or efficiently as you can in smaller communities. 

If the government is not planning, then people are not prepared for the risk that they are faced with.”

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