Hurricanes wreak deadly havoc across Mexico

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Hurricanes wreak deadly havoc across Mexico

Hurricanes wreak deadly havoc across Mexico
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Flash floods caused by tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel are causing havoc across Mexico.

Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes as rescue workers fight to prepare for the storms to become cyclones in the next 48 hours.

Dramatic images taken from the air have revealed some of the worst flooding to hit the country in decades.

At least 80 people have died and thousands have lost their homes.

Landslides have claimed many of the victims – their homes buried beneath tons of mud.

In the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco, burst rivers brought with them alligators onto the city’s streets.
Some people have complained of having no support from the government.

Acapulco resident Patricia Alcaraz said: “The president of the republic (Enrique Pena Nieto) said that they would come, house by house, to take notes of all the damage we suffered, so they could help us out in some way. But up to now we haven’t see anything at all. Nothing.”

With extensive damage to the country’s roads and bridges, many areas have been cut off.

About 5,300 stranded tourists in Acapulco have been taken to Mexico City, said Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s minister for transport and communications.

But food and bottled water are scarce, and cash has been hard to come by after power outages knocked out bank machines.