On his body were the marks of the fight to survive, his fight against the sea, and the strong winds it caused. early morning on Wednesday, October 25 in Acapulco. Captain Lorenzo, better known as The Rude, was on the brink of death aboard La Molacha, his boat.
La Molacha, which was part of his legacy, sank and was taken by the fifth wave he could count.
Thank God that the wave spat me out and I lived; otherwise, I would have been buried like all my fellow captains and sailors buried in that whole place, under all the ruins of all the sunken and destroyed yachts,” he commented. Lorenzo Esteban.
—Did many die?
Yes, many comrades were lost, who to this day have not been found or buried right there in the facilities where all the waste they caused Otissaid the survivor.
Like some captains and sailors, Lorenzo boarded his boat on Tuesday afternoon to secure boats and boats. In a few hours the typhoon became a category 5 and by the time they were notified it was too late to go ashore.
When they told us that we could get off the boats or ride on the sand, it was too late; we had to watch the boat and take care of it; there was no other option,” he said.
After 11:30 pm, he saw nothing. The rainwater was so strong, driven by the wind, that it burst into three veins in both eyes.
It is a return to life, but all these scratches and fractures are the lesson that this event left me with with. Otis,” he added.
Even though he lost the three boats he had built over decades of work, he hopes to retrieve something from the bottom of the sea.
Let’s move on, and when I get back on my feet, I will save all my drowningg in the bay,” said Lorenzo, who has been working at sea for 48 years.
The Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS) assured that the vehicles that were damaged during the typhoon Otis on the coast of Guerrero, they will be covered 100%, as long as there is theft coverage.
The agency estimates that in Acapulco alone there are around 20 thousand insured cars, which will be beneficiaries if the insurance policies are implemented.
All vehicles with theft coverage, even if they do not have material damage coverage, will have insurance valid for the damage caused by the typhoon,” said Norma Alicia Rosas, general director of AMIS.
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and the National Insurance and Bonding Commission have agreed to register endorsements that will allow insurers to extend the deadline to pay premiums.
The agreement includes policies that are executed and have a domicile, movable or immovable, located in Guerrero, if the insured person is a resident of that entity or if for any reason he is affected by Otis.
Among the vehicles affected by the typhoon in Acapulco, AMIS estimates that there are around 20,000 insured people. Photo: Karina Tejada
Nine days have passed since the deadly blow that the Costa Grande of Guerrero suffered with the typhoon Otis and the consequences will come out.
On the streets there are thousands of tons of trash and garbage rotting due to temperatures above 33 degrees, which can create a source of infection for the population.
Within the Marina Plan in the phase of helping the civilian population of the Port of Acapulco, the diseases found in a thousand consultations of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries from Wednesday, October 25 to November 2 of the current year , mostly diarrhea, respiratory diseases and injuries.
Some streets are still flooded with dirty water and in higher places there are columns of smoke, the product of burning garbage, garbage is piling up on the streets and birds are no longer in the grass. fly.
Acapulco smells of decay, it smells of death, of garbage.
Everything collapsed in the garbage, in all one hundred percent we worked hard, I don’t know how; The conditions that we have as city council workers, we have nothing like guanes or anything,” commented Carlos Rivera Bautista, Acapulco cleaning worker.
At the Naval Military Hospital they work 24/7 caring for the injured or sick left behind by natural events.
Here the doors are opened so that all the sick or injured can be cared for, whether they have rights or not; here health comes first.
In nine days they attended a thousand medical consultations, including 15 operations; 618 dressing, wound suturing, plaster applications, catheter change, dressing change; two births; four cesarean sections, and nine processes of appendectomies, operations in the gynecological area or general surgery.