Floods in Mexico 2013: Locals Use Zip Lines To Cross Flooded Roads (Video)

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Sameera Ehteram
A three-day downpour in Mexico has left many locals trapped in their homes. The continuous rains have also left more than 40,000 visitors stranded in the resort town of Acapulco. The non-stop rain has turned the roads into rivers. While the tourists are stuck, the locals are using jet skis in the resort town of Acapulco and swimming to freedom in Chilpancingo. The raging waters are the result of two storms, Ingrid and Manuel converging and drenching nearly 2/3rds of the country

A three-day downpour in Mexico has left many locals trapped in their homes. The continuous rains have also left more than 40,000 visitors stranded in the resort town of Acapulco. The non-stop rain has turned the roads into rivers. While the tourists are stuck, the locals are using jet skis in the resort town of Acapulco and swimming to freedom in Chilpancingo. The raging waters are the result of two storms, Ingrid and Manuel converging and drenching nearly 2/3rds of the country

The three-day downpour is also being blamed for some of the worst damages from storms in Mexico in decades. With at least 50 people killed since flooding began, the entire region is on a high alert for storm-related damage. Many of the tourists have taken shelter at the airport.

Probably the hardest hit state in all of Mexico was the state of Guerrero. In one of the most courageous as well as dangerous modes of transportation, the residents of Guerrero are choosing zip lines and ropes to cross flooded roads.

Mexican officials say the storms made for one of the worst natural disasters in the country's history.

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