Extreme Weather in Southern Mexico: Flooding from heavy rains, 21 people dead, thousands of homeless and isolated, landslides.

16/09/2013 9:34 Writing / Photos: Cuartoscuro, NOTIMEX and AP

Severe weather 'Manuel' and 'Ingrid' they left behind in several states devastation, death and destruction, especially in Guerrero

MEXICO CITY, September 16. - The balance until Sunday night, on the steps of the meteors 'Manuel' and 'Ingid', in the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, respectively, was 21 people dead, thousands of homeless and isolated, landslides, floods, destruction of bridges and other effects in at least 18 states.

The strongest impact it had suffered Guerrero state last night, and in particular the port of Acapulco, where there is severe damage to the Diamond Zone, several landslides on the Autopista del Sol, so it was closed to vehicular traffic-the closure of the airport and 14 deaths.

Last night, the federal government set up the National Emergency Committee to the unprecedented onslaught of two tropical cyclones to the country at the same time in the two oceans, and it was reported that Guerrero has been issued and an extraordinary emergency declaration so that the entity may have resources as soon as possible.

It was stressed that there is no record of a hurricane and a tropical storm in the night affect the Gulf of Mexico states and the Pacific Ocean.

Links:

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/estados/2013/autopista-sol-lluvias-af...

http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2013/09/16/918817

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003181825759

http://www.facebook.com/ramiro.vargas.96592

http://eleconomista.com.mx/sociedad/2013/09/16/veracruz-emite-alert...

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Tags: Guerrero, Landslide, Mexico, Rain, Storm

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Comment by Andrey Eroshin on September 23, 2013 at 10:23pm

Mexico collapse

Comment by Howard on September 23, 2013 at 12:22am

Survivors Recount Horrors of Devastating Mudslide That Buried Mexican Town (Sept 16)
A rumbling noise came from the hill before the earth crashed down on the Mexican hamlet of La Pintada, burying people, the school and church after days of rain, survivors told AFP.

The remote mountain village in the southwestern state of Guerrero was the latest casualty of twin major storms that battered Mexico and killed 80 people elsewhere in the country this week.

Survivors who were evacuated to the Pacific resort of Acapulco told AFP that the mudslide occurred on Monday, but news of the disaster in the coffee-growing village only emerged on Wednesday.

Ediberto Tabarez, the mayor of Atoyac de Alvarez, a municipality that oversees La Pintada, told AFP in a phone interview that at least 15 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble after 20 homes were buried.

President Enrique Pena Nieto did not confirm a death toll but said the 68 people were missing after the "major landslide" buried part of the village of 400 people are "probably dead".

"We are not sure for the moment how many people are trapped under the mud," he said.

The earth had already rumbled days before the mudslide, but most residents stayed put, survivors said. Only those living on the banks of the river decided to leave due to heavy rains.

"More than half of La Pintada was demolished, few homes were left," Maria del Carmen Catalan, a 27-year-old mother of three, said at a convention center that serves as a refuge for storm victims.

Many people were eating in their homes on the second day of independence day celebrations when the massive chunk of land slipped at around 4:00 pm.

"We were eating when it thundered, and when the mountain collapsed the homes were swept away and the thundering noise became louder," said Erika Guadalupe Garcia, a 25-year-old mother of three.

Ana Clara Catalan, 17, was preparing corn tortillas when she heard a "loud noise."

"We ran out. It was an ugly noise, worse than a bomb," she said. "The school, the kindergarten and the church were lost. Everything was taken."

The mix of earth and rubble came crashing into the river. Those who ran survived. Later, foul smells began to spread across the desolate village, apparently the stench of rotting bodies.

A resident spread the news of the disaster after he was able to communicate by radio with someone from a neighboring village.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said 334 people -- mostly women, children and senior citizens -- were evacuated by police helicopters on Wednesday.

He said 45 men would spend the night there with federal police officers and would be picked up by helicopters Thursday.

The injured were taken to a navy hospital. The minister said earlier that 14 people were hurt.

Osorio Chong held up a picture showing the mountain of earth and rock smack in the middle of the village.

He said the search for bodies will only begin Thursday because the area remains dangerous, with water gushing from where the earth fell, threatening to trigger another landslide.

"The risk for people staying there is high," he told a news conference.

Sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24191716

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/mexican-villager...

http://www.novedadesacapulco.mx/guerrero/trasladan-a-afectados-de-l...

Comment by Jorge on September 19, 2013 at 6:56pm

Yes, as the story unfolds it becomes clear that many things, described in ZetaTalk, are happening now in places one would never imagine (mainly everything that comes after the weakest link factor, mentioned in ZT).

I just learned (about 10 minutes ago) that my neighbors are trapped in Acapulco, waiting for an air shuttle to bring them back home (highways and roads in Guerrero State are blocked due to landslides). The Independence Day vacation became a difficult long week-end, a first-person case for learning how to prepare or what to avoid, and a wake-up call for the ones who already know the ZetaTalk message, at least in Mexico.

I also have family in Tierra Caliente, Guerrero (State), they're ok, but the town was damaged and many people are still trapped in the mountains. Landslides. I'm finding it's hard to brake the news to them about the coast lines becoming uninhabitable, I've been sending subtle messages though.

Source:
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/nacion-mexico/2013/arrasa-alud-a-pueb...

Photos: El Universal (Mexican newspaper) staff and social networks.

Comment by Beth Benson on September 18, 2013 at 11:37pm

Thanks Jorge for the info, the news here in Va. is not even talking about this. Beth

Comment by Jorge on September 18, 2013 at 8:16pm


"Stores nearly emptied in city of more than 800,000 people.

Here’s a brief summary to date from Saltillo resident Alan Stover:

    About 60 deaths
    11,500 houses damaged by landslides and flooding in Guerrero State alone
    820,000 people affected in Veracruz alone
    40,000 tourists waiting for flights in Acapulco
    Highway system in Mexico badly damaged – USD$ 3 billion plus
    77 Municipalities in Mexico declared disaster areas
    23,000 homes on Acapulco’s outskirts without electricity and water.

Those are just from headlines in local papers.

Federal officials said it could take at least another two days to open the main highway to Acapulco and to bring food and relief supplies into the city."

Sources:

http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/fotos-inundaciones-por-in...

http://iceagenow.info/2013/09/40000-tourists-trapped-acapulco-despe...

http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2013/09/17/mexi...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424370/It-s-incarceration-...


Comment by Jorge on September 17, 2013 at 3:22am

Excélsior Newspaper
16/09/2013 12:47 Writing / Photos: Taken from social networks
http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2013/09/16/918829

Google translation:
MEXICO CITY, September 16. - The situation in the port of Acapulco has become chaotic in recent times. Due to heavy rains, at l least three thousand people were evacuated from the port of Acapulco due to heavy rains that are recorded.

Elements of the Navy of Mexico implemented a special operation, after last night records began looting in various stores.

Also, on Monday in the two department stores are open, let alone 35 people per block, to avoid the violence or that the products are scarce.

So far, in the Port must record at least 10 people dead, including six killed by the landslide of a hill, that two people were rescued alive but showed symptoms of hypothermia.

Federal Police in collaboration with marine, managed to rescue 26 people who were trapped by landslides-

So far, more than three thousand people have been evacuated from their homes were moved to shelters that were made ​​provisionally in the Convention Center.

Therefore, the Port of Acapulco is incommunicado since yesterday afternoon due to the closure of highways and airport.

These are the images of the natural phenomenon that affects this region.

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