Aftermath of Hurricane Alex and the floods of 2010

It’s been a helluva month here on the border in the aftermath of Hurricane Alex and the several tropical storms that followed.

At one point, all roads between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey were closed for several days resulting in a backup of an estimated 11-22,000 trucks.

Parts of Reynosa are still underwater as the Rio Grande is slow in returning to normal there.

Laredo Texas looks as if a tsunami hit the banks of the Rio Grande where at one point, the water was lapping at the side beams of the international bridge, 60 feet above the river.

Freight in the area is still slow in getting back across the border as the maquillas in Monterrey and elsewhere are slowly recovering and gearing back up to full capacity.

Continue with the post below the break to view photos of the disaster.

This first series of photos is in and around Nuevo Laredo and Laredo Texas at the peak of the flooding

These images from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Monclova Coahuila, Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas and Laredo Texas