Emergency in Mexico due to “Ingrid” and “Manuel”

Southern Baja California is in the Cross-hairs

Emergency in Mexico due to “Ingrid” and “Manuel”Courtesy Union Jalisco.
Courtesy Union Jalisco.

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29 States in the Mexico have been affected by the natural phenomenons known as “Ingrid” and “Manuel”, this thursday, Southern Baja California will be affected as well, when “Manuel” reaches the region as a hurricane. The weather system in Mexico estimates that Los Cabos and La Paz will be the cities which will be affected the most, with strong winds and heavy rains.

Since last weekend, both storms have caused a lot of mayhem across the country, with damages reported over thousands of millions of pesos. The current toll of those affected is 1.2 million victims and over 80 deaths.

The states of Chiapas and Guerrero have been the most devastated, but the Federal Government as well as other institutions and organizations outside the government have placed supply stockpile centers as well as bank accounts at the disposal of the population in order to help those who have been affected by these storms. Veracruz, Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Hidalgo, Puebla, Colima and Zacatecas are the states which have registered heavy losses.

Classes have been suspended, over 260,000 citizens are without electricity, cities completely flooded, roads blocked, and landslides are all consequences of the passing of “Ingrid” and “Manuel”

Tijuana is already helping with 3 stockpile centers. One of them will be in the city's offices of DIF, located in the Insurgentes Blvd., in front of Morelos Park; Another will be located on Sanchez Taboada Blvd., in Zona Rio, next to the TV Azteca offices. Also if anyone wants to help they can go to the offices of the “Frontera” newspaper located on the west free way, (Via Rapida Poniente 13483, Col, Anexa 20 de Noviembre.

The government is asking for citizens to help and any assistance is welcome, if they can the supplies which will be needed will be canned foods, sugar, salt, coffee, pasta, oil, cookies, powdered milk, soap, buckets, shirts, brushes, brooms, toiler paper, feminine products, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Another option is to make a donation to the Mexican Red Cross, if you wish to make a deposit the account is 0404040406, sucursal 683 of the bank BBVA Bancomer.

This disaster has been historical for Mexico, given that there hasn't been a situation of this magnitude in over 50 years, that both phenomenons affected the nation on each side of the coast, “Ingrid” by the gulf of Mexico and “Manuel” from the pacific ocean.

During the last few hours, there have been reports of ransacking in some of the more affected areas in Acapulco. Stores and warehouses have been picked clean by citizens, there are even videos where they show people taking merchandise from the stores like refrigerators, televisions among other things.

VIDEO : The destruction of "Ingrid" and "Manuel"

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