"Mexico Struggles To Recover From Twin Storms And Rescue Tourists"

"MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities launched operations Tuesday to rescue tens of thousands of stranded tourists from Pacific resorts such as Acapulco, as deadly twin storms dissipated but the floods they spawned continued to inundate vast parts of Mexico."

"Almost the entire nation was experiencing storm-related weather, a meteorological phenomenon that authorities labeled of “historic” proportions.

The remnants of what had been Hurricane Ingrid battered the Gulf Coast, including Veracruz state, while Tropical Storm Manuel dumped torrential rain on the Pacific Coast,  a two-pronged weather attack not seen here in more than 50 years."

Tracy Wilkinson reports for the Los Angeles Times September 17, 2013.


"Acapulco Tourists Stranded; Mexico Death Toll 47" (AP)

"Chaos As Floods Submerge Mexico's Acapulco, Death Toll Rises" (Reuters)

"Another Disturbance Forms Over Yucatan" (Brownsville Herald)

Source: LA Times, 09/18/2013