September 14th, 2013
07:04 PM ET

Mexico feels impact as Ingrid grows into a hurricane

Residents of Mexico's central state of San Luis Potosi felt Saturday the first signs of Hurricane Ingrid's outer bands.

Government agency Notimex reported damaged and collapsed roads and flooded homes. It said authorities evacuated residents in danger areas, taking them to one of more than 50 shelters in the region.

Emergency crews distributed supplies in boats to areas unreachable by land. Riverside towns were stranded after the water rose to critical levels.

The National Hurricane Center in the United States warned Ingrid could dump 10 to 15 inches of rain over Mexico's eastern region, with 25 inches expected in mountainous areas. The rainfall would mean flash floods and mudslides for saturated areas.

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  1. rupert-surgeon general rear admiral

    Mudslides?
    I like tgif chocolate mudslides.
    They even have them at the store

    September 15, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Victoria

    Those poor people.
    I don't drink rupert.

    September 15, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. rupert-surgeon general rear admiral

    U should not if u dont want to.

    September 15, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I know one person's business that I wish would be swept away by Ingrid. How unAmerican of him.
    Not Victoria above.

    September 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ banasy, one persons business? Are you talking about a computor parts business?

    September 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Im STILL having issues with K~Byte Reptron @ banasy! Maybe Ingrid will head towards Tampa and take care of them eh?

    September 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |