New storms loom as tourists seek Acapulco exit
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AFP) - Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat on Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded resort of Acapulco while a drenched Mexico braced for new storms.
At least 80 people have died in Mexico since major storms hit opposite coasts this week, the first double onslaught in 55 years, unleashing floods and mudslides still affecting much of the country.
As authorities scrambled to clear landslides blocking the roads out of Acapulco, forecasters said a new cyclone may form on the east coast, while Tropical Storm Manuel regenerated south of Baja California, three days after slamming the Pacific coast.
National civil protection coordination Luis Felipe Puente said the deaths were recorded in 10 states and that the storms have affected almost 220,000 people.