Hurricane Otis slammed into Mexico near the popular resort town of Acapulco on October 25, devastating the coastal community. The category 5 hurricane, the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico’s Pacific coast, devastated the tourist destination and home to 800,000 residents. At least 46 people are dead and thousands are without power.
Otis strengthened from a tropical storm to a “nightmare scenario” Category 5 hurricane just 12 hours before making landfall. The hurricane’s intensification was among the fastest forecasters have ever seen.
The storm’s sudden acceleration caught many by surprise with little time to prepare. But organizations are now on the ground in Acapulco to assist in relief work. You can support their efforts via the form below or click HERE.
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