Hurricane Ingrid, Storm Manuel drench Mexico, kill 17
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 01:01
Sept. 15 - At least 17 dead as Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel brought heavy rains to Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts Sunday, causing flooding and landslides. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Heavy flooding in Oaxaca as Tropical Storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid lash Mexico, killing at least 17 people
Along Mexico's Pacific Coast roads are drenched in water.
Some cars are completely submerged with authorities warning residents to prepare for flash floods and mudslides.
One woman spent the night on the highway waiting for help.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL RESIDENT ROSA LOPEZ, SAYING:
"We are waiting for boats to come to take us across. We've been waiting since last night and there is no sign of help from the authorities."
In Veracruz state streets have turned to rivers.
Heavy rains destroyed a highway and brought down a bridge.
And there is more to come, with Ingrid expected hit land Monday morning, and tropical storm Manuel churning about 85 miles off shore.
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