Mexico on high alert after storms deaths

Mexico on high alert after storms deaths

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Two powerful storms have left at least 189 people dead in Mexico.

Hurricane Ingrid has caused floods and sent thousands to emergency shelters on Mexico's Gulf Coast ahead of hitting landfall today.

Tropical Storm Manuel has brought two days of torrential rains and caused widespread damage on the Pacific coast.

The area around the resort of Acapulco is reported to have been badly affected.

More than 6,000 people have been evacuated on the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Ingrid - a category one storm.

It already has winds of 75mph, causing widespread damage particularly in Veracruz and Tamaulipas states, the BBC reported.

Tropical Storm Manuel has hit the western coast, bringing almost twice the monthly rainfall in just three days.

The states of Oaxaca and Guerrero have been the worst hit with some road and telecommunications links down.

Mexico remains in high alert, with the National Meteorological Services warning of "a strong and prolonged rainy season across a majority of the country".


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