Due to the injury suffered by Guerrero, the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for the concentration of all support and assistance for the victims of Hurricane Otis on Secretariats of National Defense (Sedena) and Mexican Navy (Semar), which established a large collection center at the Chilpancingo military base.
“The support sent must be delivered to the Navy and Defense and not taken directly to Acapulco, so that we can collect all the support in Chilpancingo so as not to saturate the highway,” he declared on Friday during his morning press conference. on National Palace.
AMLO explained that, although traffic has been restored on the federal highway leading to Acapulco, Heavy vehicles are still not allowed to pass.
In addition, the road is affected by sinkholes, while in the streets of Acapulco there are poles, trees and other things that block the way.
“It is not convenient for many vehicles to travel to Acapulco,” he emphasized.
“It’s better that all the support comes Chilpancingo and from there it moved to Acapulco,” he concluded.
AMLO also reported that the census to count the damages will start to be done this Friday, to provide support later.
He noted that an initial 10,000 packages of appliances will be delivered to the victims.
He also announced that a meeting will be held with the commerce and tourism sector to make a support proposal.
He explained that they will try to talk to the insurers to speed up the procedures. In addition, efforts will be made to support those without insurance with “cheap loans.” Also, ensure construction supply.
“We need to get Acapulco back as soon as possible,” he said.
AMLO assured that his government had the situation under control in Guerrero, which was hit by Hurricane Otis, and denied that the curfew was necessary.
Also, he stated that Sedena and Semar are in the area taking care of the damage and the victims.
Otis It went from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane in less than 24 hours, the peak of these natural phenomena, heading to the coast of Guerrero, where it affected densely populated areas, alerting the municipal, state and federal authorities.
At least 27 people died and 4 went missing after the incident. It adds damage to glass and facades in squares and commercial areas. Likewise, 80% of the hotels in the port of Acapulco were affected.