Fish 'Literally Fell From the Sky' With Rain in Mexican City, Officials Say - NBC Southern California

Fish 'Literally Fell From the Sky' With Rain in Mexican City, Officials Say

Fish raining down is a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times

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    Fish 'Literally Fell From the Sky' With Rain in Mexican City, Officials Say
    Tamaulipas Civil Defense via Facebook
    The civil defense of Tamaulipas posted these photos on their Facebook page Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 saying a light rain also brought fish falling from the sky.

    Civil defense officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky.

    Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish. Photos posted on the agency's Facebook page show four small fish in a bag and another on a sidewalk.

    "Curious case in Tampico (Col. Lomas de Rosales) where there was a light rain that included small fish that literally fell from the sky," the civil defense said in the post.

    Lomas de Rosales is a neighborhood in the seaside city of Tampico on Mexico's eastern coast.

    According to the U.S. Library of Congress, it's a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times. Scientists believe that tornadoes over water — known as waterspouts — could be responsible for sucking fish into the air where they are blown around until being released to the ground.

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