Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel Make Landfall, Continuing to Buffet Mexico
Despite weakening, Hurricane Ingrid and former Tropical Storm Manuel are still causing massive amounts of damage in Mexico.
As of Tuesday, the storm combination is now responsible for up to 34 deaths. According to Mexican officials, the country has not seen a weather crises this bad since 1958 when two tropical storms converged on Mexico from opposing sides.
The storms have resulted in deadly landslides, accidents from increasingly poor road conditions, and drownings as bodies of water continue to swell and spill over.
Hurricane Ingrid hit land on Monday, causing more than 23,000 people in Veracruz to evacuate their homes, and damaging at least 20 highways and 12 bridges. As the storm continued to move, land winds calmed to about 30 miles per hour and Ingrid was downgraded to a tropical depression.
As for Manuel, the storm has weakened into a rain storm, but continues to dump buckets in areas already struggling with flooding and landslides.
The torrential rains will finally start to wane later today and into tomorrow, providing some relief to ravaged parts of the country.
When it comes to Tropical Storm Humberto, it looks like the former hurricane will never quite regain all of its strength. The storm is still more than 1,000 miles away from land and doesn't look like it will have any serious impact in the near term.