One of the most famous beaches of Mexico, Acapulco, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, is currently facing one of its biggest weather disasters, becoming the city with more damages and fatalities so far.
About 40,000 travelers were evacuated yesterday from the tourist area, through commercial and military flights. Many had to wait until today due to the severe flooding of their hotels.
Precisely, this weekend the beach resort was visited by thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to celebrate the holiday of Independence. But the celebrations were overshadowed by the severe rains, due to hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel, climate phenomena not very common in this area. The overflow of the Savannah River, which crosses the city, and the rains flooded major roads, luxurious hotels and summer houses, also caused landslides on roads and flooded the airport
Only in the state of Guerreros, where Acapulco is located, was reported 20 dead and thousands of homeless citizens, who complained for the slowness and little help they had received, because it was impossible to reach the place both by land or by air.
Angel Aguirre, Governor of Guerrero, announced yesterday that the damage on roads, bridges and thousands of homes across the state exceed the 5,000 million of pesos ($ 387 million).
Hurricane Ingrid has weakened more and more and began to fade in the early hours of Tuesday, but its remnants still cover the northeastern regions of Mexico, together with the leftovers of Manuel, that still generate rainfall in large parts of the country.