Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico

Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico and claimed life of six people. It prompted evacuations and stranded 16 communities.

Oct 20, 2014 17:17 IST
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Trudy: A Tropical Storm that struck Mexico

Trudy is a Tropical Storm that struck Mexico on 19 October 2014. It was in news after it made its landfall on the Pacific coast about 125 kilometers to east of Acapulco. With landfall, it killed six people and also prompted evacuations.  

Trudy carried life-threatening flash floods and mudslides across the hilly and mountainous areas. Its heavy rainfall caused a landslide on a farm in the indigenous town of Tlacoachistlahuaca in the southern state of Guerrero. It also led mudslide in Ometepec and Cochoapa.

Some 2000 people were evacuated from three towns in the mountain region hardest hit by Trudy. Another 300 people were evacuated in three other Guerrero towns, where a river threatened to overflow and cause dangerous flooding. Landslides and flooding has also cut off access to 16 other towns and damaged a main road to Acapulco.

The storm was formed around 140 kilometers to the southwest of Mexico on 17 October 2014.


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