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Storms, flooding, landslides devastate Mexican communities

A small chapel is engulfed in rock and mud from a landslide triggered by heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
People stand at the entrance to the badly damaged Agua de Obispo tunnel that connects Acapulco and Chilpancingo, near Chilpancingo, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. As many as 60,000 tourists, many of whom traveled from Mexico City for a long holiday weekend, found themselves stranded in Acapulco, with the airport flooded and highways blocked by landslides and water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel.
This image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Manuel taken at 3:45 a.m. EDT Thursday Sept. 19, 2013. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Manuel was a Category 1 hurricane hugging Mexico's coast early Thursday and expected to produce 75 mph winds and between 5 and 10 inches of rain over the state of Sinaloa.
People wade through waist-high water in a store's parking lot looking for valuables, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
A federal police helicopter flies over a river, south of Acapulco, near the town of Lomas de Chapultepec, Guerrero state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city.
A home dangles on the banks of the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. An unknown number of homes were badly damaged by landslides and flooding.
A man watches a collapsed bridge over the Huacapa River near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
People stand next to home collapsed into the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
A man looks at a collapsed bridge over the Huacapa River near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Floodwaters rage past an urban area after the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Mud and rubble cover vehicles and homes were swept away after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013.
Floodwaters rage past an urban area after the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
People work to look for bodies and salvage belongings after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low-income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013.
People prepare to cross a flooded street caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel in Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013.
People are aided with the help of a bulldozer to cross a road after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013.
A man works to break apart a boulder with a jackhammer as people make their way on foot, near a road that was cut off after heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Manuel triggered a landslide, on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
In this image provided by NOAA taken Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 at 2:45 a.m. EDT shows hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Mexico and tropical storm Manuel just off the western coast of Mexico. Hurricane Ingrid was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) early Sunday.  (AP Photo/NOAA)
Army soldiers and a civilian look out into a flooded street caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
A sewage canal carries raging rain water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel as it begins to overflow in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Army soldiers work to try to get their vehicle out of a flooded portion of a road caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)
Rain water pours into the beach due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
A small chapel is engulfed in rock and mud from a landslide triggered by heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. - Bernandino Hernandez / The Associated Press
People stand at the entrance to the badly damaged Agua de Obispo tunnel that connects Acapulco and Chilpancingo, near Chilpancingo, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. As many as 60,000 tourists, many of whom traveled from Mexico City for a long holiday weekend, found themselves stranded in Acapulco, with the airport flooded and highways blocked by landslides and water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
This image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Manuel taken at 3:45 a.m. EDT Thursday Sept. 19, 2013. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Manuel was a Category 1 hurricane hugging Mexico's coast early Thursday and expected to produce 75 mph winds and between 5 and 10 inches of rain over the state of Sinaloa. - NOAA / The Associated Press
People wade through waist-high water in a store's parking lot looking for valuables, south of Acapulco, in Punta Diamante, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. - Eduardo Verdugo / The Associated Press
A federal police helicopter flies over a river, south of Acapulco, near the town of Lomas de Chapultepec, Guerrero state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city. - Eduardo Verdugo / The Associated Press
A home dangles on the banks of the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. An unknown number of homes were badly damaged by landslides and flooding. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
A man watches a collapsed bridge over the Huacapa River near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
People stand next to home collapsed into the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
A man looks at a collapsed bridge over the Huacapa River near the town of Petaquillas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
Floodwaters rage past an urban area after the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
Mud and rubble cover vehicles and homes were swept away after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
Floodwaters rage past an urban area after the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
People work to look for bodies and salvage belongings after a landslide caused by heavy rains came down on a low-income neighborhood in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. - Alejandrino Gonzalez / The Associated Press
People prepare to cross a flooded street caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel in Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. - Bernandino Hernandez / The Associated Press
People are aided with the help of a bulldozer to cross a road after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Manuel on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Sept. 16, 2013. - Bernandino Hernandez / The Associated Press
A man works to break apart a boulder with a jackhammer as people make their way on foot, near a road that was cut off after heavy rains brought on by Tropical Storm Manuel triggered a landslide, on the outskirts of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. - Bernandino Hernandez / The Associated Press
In this image provided by NOAA taken Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 at 2:45 a.m. EDT shows hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico approaching the coast of Mexico and tropical storm Manuel just off the western coast of Mexico. Hurricane Ingrid was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) early Sunday. (AP Photo/NOAA) - CP
Army soldiers and a civilian look out into a flooded street caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez) - CP
A sewage canal carries raging rain water caused by Tropical Storm Manuel as it begins to overflow in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. In the southern Pacific Coast state of Guerrero, rains unleashed by Manuel resulted in the deaths of six people when their SUV lost control on a highway headed for the tourist resort of Acapulco. Another five people died in landslides in Guerrero and Puebla states, while the collapse of a fence killed another person in Acapulco. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez) - CP
Army soldiers work to try to get their vehicle out of a flooded portion of a road caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez) - CP
Rain water pours into the beach due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez) - CP

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