Crocodiles Infest Acapulco Mexico Floodwaters due to Devastating Tropical Storm Hurricane Manuel

Sep 18, 2013
Crocodiles Infest Acapulco Mexico Floodwaters due to Devastating Tropical Storm Hurricane Manuel

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Crocodiles Infest Floods In Acapulco, Mexico

The death toll from twin storms devastating Mexico reaches 80 as rising floodwaters bring crocodiles to the centre of Acapulco.

Devastating storms have left 80 people dead across Mexico, with residents in Acapulco facing looters and crocodile-infested floodwaters.

Hundreds of thousands of residents in the port city have begun returning to their homes, with many forced to wade through waist-high water.

Pictures showed residents battling with a crocodile, which was spotted thrashing its tail in floodwater in the city centre.

An official from Mexico’s transport authority said it would take until Friday to clear the two key roads that connect the city with Mexico City.
Tropical Storm Manuel Tropical Storm Manuel has now strengthened into a hurricane. Picture: NHC

Footage also showed widespread looting in the city.

Roads and bridges were destroyed outside Acapulco after tropical storm Manuel hit the Pacific coast of Mexico over the weekend, while Hurricane Ingrid battered the Gulf coast on Monday.

Manuel strengthened to a hurricane on Thursday as it moved northwards along the coastline, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

It warned heavy rain from the storm will trigger further flash-flooding and mudslides in the states of Sinaloa, Nayarit and southern Baja in California.

Mexico’s federal Civil Protection Co-ordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 35,000 homes had been damaged or destroyed.

Officials said there were at least 58 people missing after a landslide in mountains north of Acapulco late on Wednesday night.

Some 5,300 people were flown out of Acapulco on 49 flights on Wednesday, but an estimated 55,000 tourists remain stranded.

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