Hurricane Otis Damage Report in Mexico

The government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has provided information about the damages caused by Hurricane Otis in Mexico, particularly in the state of Guerrero.

As of now, there have been more than 27 confirmed fatalities. During Thursday’s morning briefing, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, reported on the damages caused by Hurricane Otis in Mexico.

It is estimated that, in collaboration with the Guerrero state government, there have been 27 casualties as a result of Hurricane Otis, including a member of the military who suffered a landslide at their residence.

Additionally, there are a total of four missing persons, three of whom are members of the Navy.

Governor of Guerrero, the Morena party member Evelyn Salgado, mentioned during a direct call in the morning briefing that four people have gone missing, and search and rescue teams are actively looking for them in the affected areas.

Hurricane Otis Damage Report in Mexico

Rosa Icela Rodríguez explained that assessments of the impact of Otis are underway, and the primary concerns are road closures in Acapulco, Chilpancingo, Coyuca, and damage to the Papagayo River.

To address the issues stemming from the damage caused by Hurricane Otis in Mexico, a team of 900 workers, 690 vehicles, and heavy machinery has been deployed.

There have also been reports of damage to IMSS (Mexican Social Security Institute) healthcare facilities, resulting in the relocation of 200 patients to other medical centers.

Some hospitals have experienced flooding, but it is expected that they will be operational again within 24 hours.

In the aviation sector, the Acapulco International Airport suffered infrastructure damage, including corridors, the control tower, and access roads.

President López Obrador mentioned that one of the missing sailors has been found.

Regarding the impact on the electrical sector, it was noted that the Federal Electricity Commission managed to restore service to 40% of the affected users, totaling just over 500,000 individuals.

The hotel and commercial sectors reported significant damage, and the Mexican Seismic Alert System was affected due to the arrival of Hurricane Otis, causing the communication disruption of 27 sensors in the region, which experiences high seismic activity.

In the event of an earthquake, the system would be unable to provide a warning to the population.

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