Mexico braces for another round as Hurricane Manuel moves north

BY newsdesk  September 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM EST

Photo of flooded Acapulco by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

The same storm that hammered southwestern Mexico over the weekend, is now threatening the northern part of the country as it spins through the Pacific Ocean. According to AccuWeather, an upgraded Hurricane Manuel made landfall on northern Sinaloa Thursday morning. It will weaken as it travels over mainland Mexico through Friday.

Storm-triggered mudslides buried homes in the small town of La Pintada, outside Acapulco. Helicopters lifted residents to safety. BBC has video and photos of the disaster. Bridges washed away and people plundered stores in Acapulco looking for supplies. The death toll from the storms is estimated at 80.