Friday, September 27, 2013

Storm-stricken Acapulco hit by new floods

Terra Daily via AFP: Authorities in Acapulco closed schools and evacuated dozens of residents Thursday after heavy rains sparked new floods in the Mexican Pacific resort still reeling from deadly tropical storms.

Flooding was reported in at least 22 city districts and the main boulevard to the airport was closed after a lagoon overflowed, though the terminal remained in operation, officials said.

Around 40 people were evacuated from high-risk areas, according to authorities. Residents from the Diamante hotel neighborhood, which was heavily flooded just days ago, left their homes for fear of being trapped by the rising waters again....

Locator map of Acapulco by Mixcoatl, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

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