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WSPA Disaster Assessment and Needs Analysis - Flooding in Mexico, September 30th, 2013

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Tropical cyclones Ingrid and Manuel hit almost simultaneously the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico respectively from 12 to 17 Sep 2013. Extended flooding affected numerous places in the country and a State of Natural Disaster was declared in 26 states throughout the country, of which 56 municipalities were in Guerrero alone, and 10 in Oaxaca. 43,000 schools were damaged and a total of 613,000 hectares of croplands were lost. 22 shelters have been established in Guerrero to temporarily house around 12,000 people. An estimated 59,000 people were evacuated countrywide, 20,000 of them in Veracruz alone.