The Costa Rica New (TCRN) – Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel have left at least 21 dead in Mexico due to landslides, floods and collapsing houses, caused by heavy rains associated with the two systems hitting both the Pacific coast and the Gulf of Mexico.
At least eight thousand people have been evacuated in different states and taken to temporary shelters.
This is the first time since records began, that the country is beaten by a hurricane and a tropical storm simultaneously.
14 people died in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific, the most affected. That state was declared emergency. Another eight people died in the central states of Puebla and Hidalgo, and Oaxaca to the southwest.
In Mexico City there have been no fatalities, but daily rains have fallen over the city in the last week, causing flooding in some neighborhoods.
Though Ingrid has not yet come into contact with the Mexican territory, atmospheric instability associated with it has generated heavy rains in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz.
It is expected that the hurricane, a Category 1 landfall between Veracruz on Monday morning and noon-time Mexico-, so that the authorities have evacuated thousands of people from potentially dangerous areas.
Meanwhile, Manuel continued weakening storm Sunday afternoon after landfall near Manzanillo. Forecasters expect fully dissipated at the end of Monday. At the press conference it was announced that had been downgraded to a tropical depression.
The National Weather Service said Sunday that recorded “strong and prolonged rainstorm in most of the country.”
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