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Double whammy

16 September 2013

Both Pacific and Atlantic hurricanes this week.  Via Latin American Herald Tribune (Caracas):


Twelve people died Monday in a mudslide in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz caused by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ingrid, Mexican authorities said.

Those fatalities brought to 34 the number of deaths blamed on Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel, a system that affected Mexico’s Pacific region over the weekend.

Monday’s mudslide buried several homes in the community of Xaltepec and the death toll there could rise, the Veracruz state government said.

Ingrid became a hurricane over the weekend in the Gulf of Mexico, but was downgraded to a tropical storm before making landfall Monday near La Pesca in Tamaulipas state, Veracruz’s northern neighbor.

The storm is expected to move inland and become a tropical depression later in the day, dissipating on Tuesday.

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