PHOTOS: Pictures of regional general hospital 1 of the IMSS destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Otis in Acapulco go viral KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

PHOTOS: Pictures of regional general hospital 1 of the IMSS destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Otis in Acapulco go viral

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Pictures of regional general hospital 1 of the IMSS destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Otis in Acapulco go viral.

As dawn broke over Acapulco, photos and videos posted on social media showed rooms wrecked by the passing of the hurricane, ceilings and walls ripped open and cars partly submerged in floodwaters as the southern state of Guerrero awoke to the disarray left in its wake.


Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the president of Mexico, said that so far no loss of life had been reported, but he added that there was “ no communication” with the affected area.

López Obrador said the areas of Costa Grande, Acapulco and Tecpán – all in Guerrero state – were all “hit hard” by Otis, adding that damage to the local military airport has made it hard for emergency teams to access the region.

Mexico’s civil protection authorities reported power outages throughout Guerrero, while flights to and from Acapulco were suspended and classes cancelled due to Otis, one of the most powerful storms to hit the country’s Pacific coast.

At approximately 6am local time, Otis was 60 miles (100km) north-north-west of Acapulco, having weakened rapidly as it moved inland. However, it was still blowing winds of 110mph, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Overnight, Otis strengthened from a tropical storm to a dangerous category 5 hurricane in a matter of hours. “A nightmare scenario is unfolding for southern Mexico this evening with rapidly intensifying Otis approaching the coastline,” an NHC forecaster said late on Tuesday.

“This is an extremely serious situation for the Acapulco metropolitan area with the core of the destructive hurricane likely to come near or over that large city early on Wednesday,” the weather service said. “There are no hurricanes on record even close to this intensity for this part of Mexico.”

Derived from the disaster and the intensity with which the phenomenon impacted the structures and infrastructure, so far the state and federal governments have not been able to offer any report on what happened during the early morning, likewise the telephone communication networks are suspended, That is, the signals to receive or make calls from a cell phone are not in operation.

Despite the lack of information from state agencies, citizens who had the opportunity to share what was happening managed to share their stories, showing a before and after after the passage of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco. 

Authorities predicted that Hurricane Otis would make landfall in the early hours of Wednesday, October 25, at approximately 4:00 a.m., however, the phenomenon changed, boosting its strength from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane. In the end, it made landfall. land after 00:00 hours.

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