300 hectares of melon were completely lost after the rains, product of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel, which happened in September, at the Municipality of Viesca, said Francisco Javier Escobedo Rey, mayor of the local area.

He said 184 hectares of melon had been affected due to the overflowing of the Aguanaval River, and specified that the main damage occurred in plots located in the Ejido of Nuevo Reynosa, Gabino Vazquez and El Saucillo.

"After having confirmed the damage to the plots we expect support from Sagarpa via the Natural Disaster Relief (Cadena)," he said.

He also said that, with the help of the state government, they expected to access the funds of Conagua and help farmers who lost all their crops.