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      Heavy rains already causing damage in Mexico ahead of "Ingrid"

      Tamaulipas State Governor Egidio Torre-Cantu // Tamaulipas State Government Photo

      Tropical Storm Ingrid hasn't even made landfall but its effects are already being felt just a few hundred miles south of the Rio Grande Valley.

      The tropical storm is expected to hit south of Tampico late Sunday night but Ingrid has already unleashed heavy rain on the State of Veracruz.

      Mexican officials have already mobilized to prepare for the storm.

      Residents turned to social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram to post photos of the damage caused by heavy rains in Veracruz.

      According to reports in the Mexican media, a bridge in Veracruz linking the towns of Misantla and Martnez de la Torre already washed out due to heavy rains.

      Just south of the Valley, Tamaulipas officials are expecting heavy rains in 27 out of the state's 43 municipalties.

      Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre-Cantu held an emergency meeting with civil protection leaders on Friday.

      The border state is bracing for the worst and is coordinating preparation efforts between state, local and federal officials.