Dozens of states in Mexico, in the last three days, have been hit by the torrential rains, product of the combination of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel, generating, so far, about 40 deaths and 230 000 homeless across the country.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), just yesterday, Ingrid was downgraded to a tropical storm and made landfall in La Pesca, a port in the state of Tamaulipas (northeast). The resort of Acapulco has the highest number of deaths and is under the water.
The governor of the coastal state of Veracruz announced that 12 people died due to a landslide. The number of fatalities would be constantly on the rise as more bodies are recovered.
The entrance while a tropical storm and a hurricane to the Pacific coast and the Gulf of Mexico is a phenomenon “completely out of character”. This climatic anomaly has not been seen in the country for more than 50 years.
Meanwhile, in U.S. officials announced that seven people died last week in the state of Colorado because of floods and unaccounted for hundreds more. The rains destroyed more than 1500 homes and damaged about 17 000