Hurricane Otis carries catastrophic force
ACAPULCO—The hurricane Otis Category 5, considered potentially catastrophic, made landfall at 12:25 a.m. today in Acapulco, so the President called on the population to take shelter. Extraordinary rains (greater than 250 mm) and waves of 8 to 10 meters high are expected on the coasts of the state and western Oaxaca, as well as conditions for the formation of waterspouts off the coast of Guerrero.
According to SMN, through account X, it reported last night that the meteor had maximum sustained winds of 270 km/h and gusts of 330 kilometers per hour.
The state government suspended classes. The Sedena already applies the DN-III Plan.
Given this, several coastal municipalities set up temporary shelters.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on the population to agree to move to shelters and stay in safe places.
According to the information available, it is predicted that the hurricane Otis “It will enter the territory with category 5,” said the president.
For its part, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported last night that Otis It could cause significant damage when it makes landfall, due to rain and winds. For this reason, an alert is maintained for the effects of the hurricane from Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo. Damage is also expected in Coyuca de Benítez, Benito Juárez, Atoyac de Álvarez, Tecpan de Galeana, San Marcos, Florencio Villareal, Petatlán and Zihuatanejo.
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The predicted rainfall can cause an increase in the channels of rivers, streams and lagoons, as well as increase the risk of landslides, landslides and flooding in low areas.
For this reason, the ports of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo were closed to the navigation of small ships and classes were suspended yesterday afternoon in the Costa Chica and Acapulco, while for today the suspension of classes will be for the entire state.
In Acapulco, the list of all the places that were enabled as temporary shelters was published. In various parts of the state, places were set up as temporary shelters.
The population was recommended not to leave their homes, except in cases of emergency, to avoid crossing rivers, streams and flooded streets, and to stay informed from official sources.
Salgado, ready for the impact
The governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado, led the installation of the command center to respond to the effects of the hurricane Otisin which the three levels of government participate.
Through a statement, the state president reported on the coordination for the review of prevention, care and mitigation actions and strategies.
Unfortunately, the weather phenomenon and nature are not something we can control like other things, what we can control are these preventive actions. The more preventive actions we implement, the greater the coordination, communication and work of all of us in this Civil Protection Council, I believe the less damage from this hurricane will be,” he expressed.
Salgado Pineda reported that, on behalf of Sedena, there are more than 6,750 elements to help the population.
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