Mexico tropical storm systems: Mexico was hit by two tropical storms, Manuel, and now Ingrid, which was downgraded from a hurricane as it made landfall Monday morning. Some 21 people have died in the flooding.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continued to deluge Mexico's southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains while Hurricane Ingrid (downgraded to a tropical storm) reached the country's opposite coast Monday morning in an unusual double onslaught that federal authorities said had caused at least 21 deaths.
The heaviest blow Sunday fell on the southern coastal state of Guerrero, where Mexico's government reported 14 confirmed deaths. State officials said people had been killed in landslides, drownings in a swollen river and a truck crash on a rain-slickened mountain highway.
Mexico's federal Civil Protection coordinator, Luis Felipe Puente, told reporters late Sunday that stormy weather from one or both of the two systems also caused three deaths in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca.
Getting hit by a tropical storm and a hurricane at the same time "is completely atypical" for Mexico, Juan Manuel Caballero, coordinator of the country's National Weather Service, said at a news conference with Puente.