The government of Mexico City has sent support brigades to Acapulco to help the population affected by Hurricane Otis.
Police Chief Pablo Velázquez reported that an officer of the Zorros Task Force group breastfed a child who had not received food for 24 hours.
“My admiration for the commitment, kindness, and vocation of the police service in Mexico City,” commented the official, sharing the following images:
The destruction caused by Hurricane Otis left eight out of ten hotels in Acapulco with some kind of damage, according to official reports from the federal government.
The typhoon, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 5 storm, has had a major impact on the hospitality sector of this iconic coastal resort.
The natural phenomenon, with winds of up to 266 kilometers per hour, hit Acapulco, destroying homes, hotels, and businesses. As a result, 600 hotels and condominiums in the area were affected.
On Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised that he would support all those affected by Hurricane ‘Otis’ in Guerrero with a program of construction and rehabilitation for homes and businesses.
He noted that around 500 national servants will conduct a census in the area to quantify the total damage. The group will be led by Ariadna Montiel, head of the Mexican Welfare Secretariat, which the president detailed on Thursday during his morning press conference at the National Palace.
The federal government emphasized the magnitude of the disaster, reporting on Sunday that nearly 273,844 homes were affected in Acapulco. In addition, 120 hospitals and clinics suffered some form of damage in the city.
The Federal Electricity Commission reported that, although 60 percent restoration of electricity service has been achieved, there are high-voltage lines and substations to be repaired.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transportation indicated that 14 air operations continued through a humanitarian bridge, but there are still 12 cuts in key roads, complicating access to the city.
The telecommunications companies, Telmex and Telcel, have made progress in restoring communication services, with the Telmex network restored to 100 percent and significant progress in the Telcel network in Acapulco and Chilpancingo.
Finally, the National Water Commission implemented measures to guarantee the supply of drinking water to hospitals and shelters, including the distribution of 170,000 liters of drinking water through pipes.