Hurricane Ingrid, TS Manuel batter Mexico, kill 21

Hurricane Ingrid, TS Manuel batter Mexico, kill 21
Tropical Storm Manuel swept onto Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid swirled offshore on the other side of the country, as heavy rains and landslides caused at least 21 deaths and led authorities to evacuate thousands.

Stormy conditions led some communities in affected states to cancel Independence Day celebrations planned for Sunday and Monday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Manuel began to weaken as soon as it made landfall near the port of Manzanillo during the afternoon, but remained a threat to produce flash floods and mudslides. It was predicted to dissipate by Monday.

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