Urban floods by Manuel tropical torment. Case study: Chilpancingo Mexico

Guillermo Cardoso-Landa

Tuesday 30 june 2015

12:39 - 12:42h at North America (level 0)

Themes: (T) Extreme events, natural variability and climate change, (ST) Hydrological extremes: floods and droughts, Poster pitches

Parallel session: Poster pitches: 5I. Extreme - Flood Drought

The tropical torment called Manuel was a hydro meteorological event which presented in Pacific Ocean near the Mexican coasts during last days of September 2013. This tropical torment started a large precipitation over the southwest of Mexican territory affecting the Guerrero State, and particularly generating urban floods in the city of Chilpancingo, capital of the Guerrero State. In this article it was analyzed the damage originated by the floods of the Huacapa River over the urban zone of this big city of the southwest of Mexico. Were also determinate the affected area and the possible causes that propitiated this urban flood applying hydraulic and hydrologic models. In the full paper will show the results of the use of this models and the characteristics of this urban floods.