November 17, 2023


In the early morning of October 25, Hurricane Otis hit the coast near Acapulco, Mexico. The storm made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane, rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm the day before while leaving many residents unable to prepare or evacuate. As of November 17, the death toll of the hurricane is 48 people, with another 26 listed as missing.  

Hurricane Otis was the fastest-strengthening storm on record in the northeast Pacific since 1966. Recovery operations bringing aid to the area continue as several people remain in shelters, and garbage and debris management continues to be a challenge to recovery efforts. Damages are estimated to be as high as $15 billion.  

NGOs Assisting with Relief Efforts  

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