Take Two for September 20, 2013

Severe flooding in Mexico leaves dozens missing

MEXICO-FLOODS

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The home of a resident, built by the beach, now hangs at the edge of the water in Barra de Coyuca, a tourist resort close to Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 19, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country.Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico neared 100 on Thursday as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest and rescuers faced a risky mission in a village buried in mud.

Mexico has been battered by twin storms this week.

While Hurricane Ingrid hit the eastern Gulf Coast, tropical storm Manuel drenched the Pacific coast, bringing floods and devastation to the resort city of Acapulco and surrounding areas.

Yesterday, the military searched for victims after a mud slide buried nearly the entire town of La Pintada in the western state of Guerrero. There are still dozens of people missing there and the official death toll has risen to 97.

Here to tell us more is Nicholas Casey, reporter for the Wall Street Journal.


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