Storms cause flooding and landslides in Mexico

Huge floods have devastated parts of Mexico after rains caused landslides and flooding, As emergency services attempt to get food and clean water through to those effected here is a look at the details around the storms:

  • Up to 55 people have died
  • 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists have been stranded in Acapulco
  • The main highway to Acapulco was hit by more than 13 landslides
  • The heavy rains were spawned when two storms, tropical storm Manuel and hurricane Ingrid, converged
  • The rain has caused more than 5 billion pesos ($387 million)
  • Families waited at a military base for up to eight hours to be ferried to Mexico City

The main states affected include:

  • Veracruz
  • Guerrero
  • Puebla
  • Hidalgo
  • Michoacan
  • Oaxaca

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Death toll up in Mexico floods

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that the confirmed death toll from the flooding and landslides brought by the twin weekend storms of Manuel and Ingrid had risen to 101 from 97. The figure does not include the 68 missing.