Hurricane Ingrid, TS Manuel Batter Mexico, Kill 24 (VIDEO)

Sep 15, 2013
Hurricane Ingrid and tropical depression Manuel brought heavy rains to Mexico’s Gulf and Pacific coasts on Sunday, causing flooding and landslides, killing 21 people and forcing some towns to cancel national Independence Day celebrations.

Thousands of people sought emergency shelter as Manuel made landfall and bands of rain from Ingrid – churning about 110 miles from the Gulf coast – reached land, causing rivers and streams to burst their banks.

State oil monopoly Pemex, which has most of its installations in the Gulf, said it evacuated three platforms off the coast of Tamaulipas.

Pemex said on Twitter it also closed 24 wells in the area but a refinery in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, close to where Ingrid is expected to reach land, remained open.