New flood recorded in Acapulco, Mexico

September 26, 2013. Heavy rains have led to new flooding in the Mexican resort of Acapulco in Guerrero, according to local media on Thursday.

The water level in some areas of the city went up to one and a half meters, and therefore the units of the army and federal police have started a new evacuation of residents. Using megaphones, the authorities alert the population to leave the dangerous areas.

Acapulco mayor Luis Aburto Walton personally inspect the areas affected by the water. According to the office of civil defense Guerrero, showers do not stop in Acapulco already day. Most of the streets flooded with water at a level of 50-60 centimeters.

Acapulco and Guerrero in general are among the most affected by the passage through Mexico disaster "Manuel". Earlier, the authorities were able to secure the evacuation of tens of thousands of tourists Acapulco, cut off from the "big" land "Manuel".

Disasters "Ingrid" and "Manuel" simultaneously descended on Mexico from two sides — From the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. According to recent figures, killed 139 people, the number of wounded is 35, and the missing — 53. Property and housing nearly 240,000 people suffered major damage, and the total number of people affected by these or other consequences of the disaster is estimated at 1.2 million.

Meanwhile, in another Mexican state of Hidalgo declared epidemiological alert to the threat of the spread of cholera. From this disease there is one person died.

Source: RIA Novosti

 

In Acapulco, Mexico started a new flood

September 27, 2013. Heavy rains have led to new flooding in the Mexican resort of Acapulco in Guerrero.

According to the Associated Press, the water level in some areas of the city went up to one and a half meters, and therefore the units of the army and federal police have started a new evacuation of residents. Using megaphones, the authorities alert the population to leave the dangerous areas.

Earlier, it was reported that as a result of severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Mexico killed at least 101 people. This was reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Another 68 people currently officially listed as missing.

Because of the elements of bridges destroyed and blocked roads remains virtually cut off from the rest of Mexico's largest resort city of Acapulco. Since the beginning of flood authorities evacuated from more than 58,000 visitors. Currently their evacuation continues.

At the end of last week, just two tropical storm "Ingrid" and "Manuel" simultaneously descended on Mexico from two sides — from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Serious damage was caused to property and housing nearly 240,000 people, the total number of people affected by the natural disaster reaches 1.2 million people.

On Thursday night, tropical storm "Manuel" acting to the north-west of the Mexican coast, has increased to the level of a hurricane.

Source: Rosbalt

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