Storms Hammer Mexico With ‘Historic’ Floods; 41 Dead

Storms hammer Mexico with ‘historic’ floods; 41 dead

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing an estimated 41 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands.

Tropical Depression Ingrid soaked Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco.

The storms, though weakened, continued to unleash massive rains that left dozens dead in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Oaxaca, national emergency services said.

Photo: A handout image made available by Veracruz News shows people walking through the flooded streets in Misantla, Veracruz. Veracruz News via EPA