He Mexican government reported this Thursday at least 27 dead and four missing for him Hurricane Otiswhich made landfall on Wednesday as category 5 in the state of WarriorSo it is one of the most powerful cyclones in the history of the Pacific.
“Unfortunately, the report was received from the State Government and the municipal government (of Acapulco) of 27 dead people and 4 missing people, and we are waiting,” the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection said. Rosa Icela Rodríguezat the Government’s daily press conference.
This is the first report of victims after the area affected by the hurricane was left incommunicado for about a day after the impact of Otis, which In less than 24 hours it went from being a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricanea historic intensification.
“We are going to deal with everything related to the damage left by Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, also in Coyuca de Benítez and in other municipalities, however, “The greatest damage is in Acapulco”commented the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The first official report from the Government took more than 24 hours after the impact of the hurricane because communications have not yet been fully restored and 60% of the more than half a million people who were left without electricity remain without electricity serviceaccording to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
Among the damages recorded so far, the Secretary of Security has mentioned six road closuresincluding the path that connects Acapulco with the capital of Warrior, Chilpancingoand the highway from Mexico City to Acapulcoone of the busiest in the country.
In health infrastructures, there has been damage to the Regional General Hospital 1 of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Acapulco, from where 200 patients were transferred to other clinics. There has also been damage to 80% of hotels on the Acapulco coastone of the main tourist destinations in Mexico.