now they are hit by a shortage of gasoline
The crisis that has left the hurricane Otis in it port of Acapulco, Guerrero extended to the municipality of Chilpancingowhere Gasoline has become scarce as has money in the banks.
Affected people, rescuers, technicians and workers heading to the port refuel at this point, as do those who have left the port heading to Mexico City.
The Long lines that have formed at gas stations have begun to choke traffic heading to the port of Acapulco Mainly, also the stores that are at the gasoline and diesel distribution stations no longer have food merchandise, however, inside the city the food part operates normally.
During a tour he took Image Group At various gas stations, long lines of motorists can be seen filling the tanks of their cars, as well as drums, water cans and even buckets, in order to transport that fuel.
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The same happens in Acapulcowhere endless rows of people with drums20-liter containers of soap or water, wait up to two hours to reach 20 or 30 liters, since gasoline is rationed.
Something that is surprising is the denial of the payment verification ticket to avoid billing and the cost that increases from 24 pesos to 30 pesos.
The pump dispatchers, before the tank is filled, warn “cash only, cards do not work.”
Local radio stations in Chilpancingoreport that the self-service centers in Acapulco completely closed their doors because they no longer have merchandise on their shelves, regarding gasoline there are no longer stations with fuel and the majority do not have energy to operate.
In accordance with Isaac Rodríguez, who asked not to show his face or voice; He assured that, by order of his manager, the last gas station located at the exit of Chilpancingo“do not give them a receipt for the purchase of gasoline, to avoid billing.”
This generated annoyance among some motorists, who are left with their anger in their attempt to load this valuable fuel, at this time of crisis.
The large supermarket chains are also crowded with the purchase of groceries and water for their families who are in Acapulco.
Marlín Denisse Dávalos, native of Chilpancingo, spent two hours in a self-service store to buy water, cans of perishables, tortillas, bread and fruit; in addition to gasoline.
My family is in Acapulco and I could barely communicate with them, and they told me that there is nothing, there is no water, there is no food, there is absolutely nothing; Besides, they are stealing, the money is not worth it.”
Prices have been respected so far in Chilpancingothere are people who have taken more than 100 bottles of water, as well as cans of tuna and packaged food for their relatives in Acapulco.
PEMEX ENSURES THERE IS A RESERVE FOR 18 DAYS
Mexican Petroleum (Pemex) reported that the supply of gasoline and diesel for Acapulco and all of Guerrero is guaranteed, since There are reservations for 18 days.
Specifically, the oil company detailed that, in the case of Acapulco, the storage and dispatch terminal has in stock just over 23.6 million liters (149 thousand barrels) of gasoline and diesel.
To reinforce this inventory, a ship with 44 thousand barrels of regular gasoline, 25 thousand of premium gasoline and 3 thousand of jet fuel has been scheduled to arrive at the port of Acapulco in the coming days,” Pemex detailed in a statement.
The oil company added that as a result of the cuts in the electric power supplyit is possible that some gas stations may not be able to provide service to the public.
However, with its restoration, the service will gradually be regularized since there is sufficient fuel inventory,” the company highlighted.
According to data from the PETROIntelligence consulting, in Guerrero there are around 234 gas stations with valid permits. It is estimated that there is one gas station for every 15,131 inhabitants of this entity.
In addition, 94% of the service stations located in Guerrero have the Pemex brand, since they are the entity with the smallest number of different brands established in the entity, with just 6 percent.
THEY COME OUT TO ASK FOR SUPPORT FROM THE HIGHWAYS
Three days after the hurricane Otis touched the port of Acapulco there is no drinking water electric power and trade is suspended, The help was delayed and not even the diamond victims have been helpedmuch less the poor who have begun to take to the streets to loot in order to eat, others have taken the opportunity to steal even from their own companies, because the level of destruction warns that the Acapulco economy has come to a standstill.
Faced with the devastation, the inhabitants of popular neighborhoods and rural areas of the port went out to ask for help on the roads, to request an urgent supply of food and medicine.
As Margarita Juarezneighbor of Los Coyotes, “We, our community, have nothing, we have nothing, -What community do you come from?- from Los Coyotes... we have nothing, we have nowhere to live, the air took them away, We do not have anything".
Marisolfrom that same community, added “well look there was a total loss, all the sheets of our houses were blown away, there were several losses, clothes, everything was lost and we don't have water, the water is dirty because a stream passes through there, so We ask the government to please support us, send us groceries, mattresses.”
Rural residents lost everythinganimals, crops, houses and there are no department stores or places from which they can steal food, that's why they hit the road.
By Pedro Tonantzin.
THOSE WHO BRING FOODS ARE ASSAULTED IN LA DEL SOL
To the humanitarian crisis generated by Otis, insecurity adds. Drivers who carry food, go to visit or look for their Relatives report that they are being assaulted in the highway of the sunin the section of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez. They assure that there is no surveillance in the place.
This is one of the main reasons why the Army decided to concentrate all the aid that arrives at the port, installing a general collection center in the military zone of ChilpancingoHowever, it is delaying the arrival of water and food to all the victims.
According to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) All the aid will have to enter their trailers to have better organization, which has generated despair among those affected.
Meanwhile, once the federal highway and the Autopista del Solpeople took the opportunity to go out in search of food and meals, mainly in Chilpancingowhere services begin to become saturated, mainly at gas stations.
THEY HAVE NO WHERE TO BUY FOOD
Yesterday about Coastal Miguel Alemán began cleaning work, mainly mud, debris and remains of all types of materials. Help has not arrived and things are beginning to get complicated, there is no electricity in the entire city, there is no drinking water supply, there is not a single store where you can buy food or water to drink.
And since there is no electricity, the few foods there are will begin to decompose.
There are hundreds of bent power poles lying all over Acapulco. Staff of the Federal electricity commission announced that there are high-voltage wiring towers that were knocked down and will take between two and three weeks to repair.
A worker of the CFE He pointed out that they are not working because they have not received the necessary materials and, although the brigades that are going to repair the wiring and the poles have already arrived, they are simply not working at the moment.
The airport of Acapulco It is already working, but departures and arrivals are until 5 in the afternoon, since there is no electricity and, therefore, there is no way to light. This helps get out tourists who were stranded after the hurricane hit. Bus lines are also helping with bus runs to Chilpancingo and the Mexico City.
By Rolando Aguilar.
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