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Mexico’s Acapulco Hit Hard by Hurricane Otis, Government Unveils $3.4 Billion Recovery Plan

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Key takeaways:

  • At least 27 dead and major damage caused by Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, Mexico
  • $3.4 billion recovery plan unveiled by the government, including tax breaks and financial assistance
  • Government providing assistance to those affected, including food, water, and medical care, and working to restore power and communications

Mexico’s resort city of Acapulco was hit hard by Hurricane Otis, a category 5 storm, on Wednesday, leaving at least 27 dead and causing major damage. The government has unveiled a $3.4 billion recovery plan to help the city rebuild, including tax breaks and financial assistance for affected families.

Finance Minister Rogelio Ramirez de la O said the overall investment needed for the recovery plan was estimated at about 61.3 billion pesos ($3.42 billion). The hurricane brought winds of 165 miles (270 kilometers) per hour, shattering windows, uprooting trees and cutting off communications and road links with the region.

Residents of Acapulco, a city of 900,000 people, were left incommunicado for a time after the storm. Images of the destruction show buildings and homes damaged, streets flooded, and trees and debris scattered across the city.

The government has pledged to provide assistance to those affected by the storm, including food, water, and medical care. They are also working to restore power and communications in the region. The government has urged citizens to remain vigilant and follow safety protocols as the city begins to rebuild.

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