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Massive Storms Hit Both Coasts in 2013
In Sept. 2013, Hurricane Ingrid, coming from the Pacific, and Tropical Storm Manuel, coming from the Gulf of Mexico, hit Mexico at the same time. The two storms caused flooding in several towns and cities. Major highways were cut off. Heavy rains caused deadly landslides. More than 120 people were killed. Thousands were left homeless. The government declared the storms, which were some of the most damaging in decades, a national emergency.
As the storms continued, stranded tourists had to be airlifted from Acapulco to Mexico City. Although several hotels in Acapulco were not damaged from flooding and mudslides, power failures and destroyed highways made getting food and other provisions to tourists impossible. At least 40,000 tourists were stranded in Acapulco.