Mexico Sandwiched by Twin Storms, At Least 21 Dead

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Ingrid makes landfall on Mexico’s coast near La Pesca, weakens to a tropical storm. Two deadly storms hit Mexico over the weekend, one on each coast, causing at least 21 deaths and massive damage around the country, the Associated Press reports.

As of late Sunday evening, Tropical Storm Manuel was expected to drop up to 25 inches of rain in some areas, with winds at around 40 mph in the states of Guerrero, where 14 deaths were reported caused by landslides, drowning and a traffic accident, and in Michoacan.

On the opposite coast, Hurricane Ingrid was expected to make landfall Monday morning with sustained winds of 75 mph north of the port town of Tampico. Rain associated with the hurricane caused deaths due to landslides and flooding in Puebla, Hidalgo, and Oaxaca.

The full account of damage caused by the twin storms is not yet known. Officials say it is extremely unusual for the country to be hit with simultaneous storms on both coasts.

[Associated Press]