Deadly storms roll through Mexico

September 19, 2013 4:55:21 PM PDT
Devastation in Mexico, where deadly storms have rolled onshore, one right after the other. The latest, Tropical Storm Manuel, has left thousands stranded as rescue efforts continue.

After striking Acapulco with destructive force and strengthening into a hurricane, Manuel has now been downgraded to tropical storm once again as it moves farther inland.

About 35,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. High-end resorts and entire airports are underwater, leaving tens of thousands stranded with nowhere to go; no food and no supplies.

At least 80 people have been killed and stores are being looted.

Some families have being bussed to other airports as the military and Red Cross try to reach as many victims as possible with aid.

Officials have reached a small village damaged by a massive landslide where they're now searching for 58 people missing.

And Mexico just can't seem to get a break from the severe weather.

"Not only do we have Manuel on our hands, we had Ingrid a couple of days ago," AccuWeather Meteorologist Adrienne Green said. "That did impact the eastern part of the country. But we also have a system in the Gulf of Mexico that could become our next named storm and if it does get named it'll be named Jerry."

While the danger lingers, the rain from these storms is welcome news in parts of southern Texas, where farmers and cattle ranchers have seen three straight years of drought.

Remnants of these tropical systems are expected to reach Texas through this weekend. Too much rain at once though, could lead to flooding there as well.

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