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1. AP: Hurricane Otis unleashes massive flooding in Acapulco, triggers landslides before dissipating
Thu Oct 26, 2023, 11:05 AM
Oct 2023
Hurricane Otis unleashes massive flooding in Acapulco, triggers landslides before dissipating
BY MARK STEVENSON AND MARÍA VERZA
Updated 11:31 PM EDT, October 25, 2023

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Otis tore across Mexico’s southern Pacific coast as a powerful and dangerous Category 5 hurricane Wednesday, unleashing massive flooding in the resort city of Acapulco and setting off looting as desperate relatives tired of waiting for help to arrive.

While little is known about possible deaths or the full extent of the damage — Acapulco was still mostly inaccessible by road as of late Wednesday — experts are calling Otis the strongest storm in history to make landfall along the Eastern Pacific Coast.

Many of the once sleek beachfront hotels looked like toothless shattered hulks, after Hurricane Otis blew out hundreds — and possibly thousands — of hotel windows.

Choked with mud and debris, with no electricity or internet service, the Pacific coast resort descended into chaos after the storm, as thousands engaged in massive looting.



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