Hurricane Otis

Latest Hurricane Otis Updates

October 30, 2023 - 17:00 (EDT) - Update 3

Acapulco is facing devastating impacts after Hurricane Otis made landfall last week. Roads, paths and highways are impassable due to fallen trees, landslides, flooding and sinkholes. Electricity has not been restored, 273,000 homes have been destroyed and 48 people have lost their lives.

All Hands and Hearts Mexico has connected with local partners and organizations already on the ground in the affected area and will meet with them this week to identify how we will support long-term recovery, as a disaster of this magnitude will take years to recover from.

October 26, 2023 - 17:00 (EDT) - Update 2

Hurricane Otis’ extreme winds, storm surge and rainfall, caused devastating damage to infrastructure, resulting in 500,000 homes and businesses to lose power. The impact reports are still pouring in, but this area, has already resulted in at least 27 confirmed deaths. All Hands and Hearts is waiting patiently as Search and Rescue work and have already connected with partners on the ground to determine how we can best support those affected.

If you would like to contribute to our efforts and support communities affected by Hurricane Otis, please consider making a donation to help us in our mission.

October 25, 2023 - 11:00 (EDT) - Update 1

Hurricane Otis rapidly intensified yesterday, increasing in strength by 110 miles per hour in 24 hours, making it a major Category 5 storm, the strongest on record to hit Mexico. Otis made landfall early this morning, around 1:00 am local time, near the City of Acapulco on the Southern Pacific coast, which is heavily occupied by beach resorts and fishing villages. The reports detail severe impacts to communities, including downed trees and flooding. All Hands and Hearts’ Mexico Earthquake Relief program, located just south of Mexico City, is safe. Our teams will continue to monitor impact reports and assess if there is room to support.

We use information from reputable sources like the National Hurricane Center to make informed decisions regarding our responses to storms around the world.

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