Hurricane Otis hits Acapulco, Mexico, leading to 27 tragic fatalities.
In Acapulco, Hurricane Otis aftermath has left a path of devastation. With winds of up to 270 kilometers per hour, this strong storm is regarded as one of the strongest ever observed.
Strong winds toppled trees, ripped off hotel and residential roofs, and caused severe floods that destroyed roads and severed land links to a number of locations.
Patients had to be moved to safer areas while hospitals were evacuated.
Sadly, a number of people have been washed away by the overflowing rivers, and four more persons are still listed as missing.
The number of fatalities resulting from the hurricane’s fury has increased to at least 27.
The president of Mexico emphasized the seriousness of the situation, emphasizing that Hurricane Otis evolved quickly—within hours—and is ranked as the fifth most dangerous hurricane to ever hit Acapulco.