Surviving residents of Acapulco, Mexico are assessing the damages and in search of their missing relatives in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis. Further reports say as of October 26, the death toll has reached at least 27 individuals.On October 25, the Hurricane Otis made landfall in Acapulco, Mexico as a Category 5 storm which left a path of destruction and killed at least 27 individuals. Further reports say Mexican Secretary of Defense Cresencio Sandoval stated in a news conference that as of October 26, the death toll remained unchanged. In addition, the number of missing individuals has also not changed from four.
However, according to Glenny, on October 27, thousands of individuals also remained without water or electricity and were stranded in remote areas with almost no communication. Nonetheless, local media continued to report several unrecovered bodies and hundreds of individuals in search of their missing relatives in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis.
Impact of Hurricane Otis
According to Acevedo, the Hurricane Otis brought strong winds and heavy rains which caused flooding and landslides in Acapulco, Mexico. Due to this, hundreds of houses in most of the poorest communities and around 80% of the hotels in the city have been destroyed.