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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Utter destruction! Hurricane Otis kills 27 as Category 5 storm hammers Acapulco...

• https://www.dailymail.co, By JOE HUTCHISON

Aerial footage has emerged showing the devastation Hurricane Otis caused in Acapulco after the storm ripped through the city. 

At least 27 people have died after 165 mile per hour winds caused power outages, widespread flooding and debris across the area. 

Desperate residents have turned to looting supermarkets left in disarray with pictures showing locals taking bottled water and food from ransacked shelves while others have packed their belongings into plastic bags in hope of finding safe shelter. 

Due to the severe winds that Otis brought with it, it is now on record as the strongest landfalling Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone. 

The disastrous weather front was centered about 55 miles south-southeast of Acapulco, and its ruinous effects were also moving north-northwest at 9 mph. 

The disastrous weather front was centered about 55 miles south-southeast of Acapulco, and its ruinous effects were also moving north-northwest at 9 mph. 

Otis turned from mild to monster in record time, and scientists were struggling to figure out how and why they didn´t see it coming.

Brown floodwaters extended for miles in some areas. Many residents were taking basic items from stores to survive. 

Others left with pricier goods, in widespread rampages through the area's stores. 

The early images and accounts were of extensive devastation, toppled trees and power lines lying in brown floodwaters that extended for miles.


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