Locals use ziplines to cross Mexico's flooded roads
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 01:12
Sept. 17 - A three-day downpour in Mexico trapped many locals in their homes and stranded nearly 40,000 visitors in the resort town of Acapulco. Deborah Gembara reports.
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In Mexico, the roads have turned into rivers and locals are acting accordingly --- using jet skis in the resort town of Acapulco and swimming to freedom in Chilpancingo.
A three-day downpour is being blamed for some of the worst storm damage in Mexico in decades. At least 50 people have been killed since flooding began and waist-high water has trapped some 40,000 visitors in Acapulco. Many have taken shelter at the airport.
In the hard hit state of Guerrero, it takes courage to cross the road as well as ropes and ziplines. The raging waters are the result of two storms, Ingrid and Manuel converging and drenching nearly 2/3rds of the country.
Digging out in Veracruz state after a landslide buried two homes and a bus. Rescue workers inspected the soil searching for bodies of the 12 people killed here.
Mexican officials say the storms made for one of the worst natural disasters in the country's history.
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