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Mexico Flooding Sept 2013

On September 19th, Humanity Road activated its disaster desk after Tropical Storm Manuel dumped up to 24 inches of rain on Mexico's Pacific Coast, provoking floods and mudslides in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Veracruz. The Interior Ministry estimated 1.2 million Mexicans were affected by the storms, while at least 55 lives were likely lost. The storm trapped an estimated 40,000 tourists in Acapulco for the long Independence Day weekend as sections of the Mexico City highway were wiped out.