Manuel strengthens again to tropical storm
MIAMI (AP) -- Manuel has strengthened to a tropical storm again in the Pacific, and a new tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the coast.
Wednesday, September 18 2013, 11:23 AM CDT
The system has already caused massive flooding in southern and central Mexico, with the death toll rising to 57. The warning issued Wednesday morning was in effect from Mazatlan to Topolobampo.
Manuel was about 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of Mazatlan, Mexico. Its maximum sustained winds had reached 40 mph (65 kph). It was moving slowly to the north-northwest, at about 3 mph (6 kph).
Mexico was hit by the one-two punch of twin storms over the weekend, and the country could get another double blow by week's end. A tropical disturbance had formed over the Yucatan Peninsula on the country's eastern tip in addition to the renewed threat from Manuel.