Heavy rain as Ernesto heads inland into Mexico

Coconut vendors try to recover their goods after they were caught unprepared when high waves dragged their beach stalls into the sea in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto headed into Mexico's southern Gulf coast as authorities in the flood-prone region prepared shelters, army troops and rescue personnel for drenching rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched Mexico's southern Gulf coast Thursday and was expected to head inland, as authorities in the flood-prone region prepared shelters, army troops and rescue personnel.