Mexico storm dozens still missing after Hurricane Otis
Dozens of people remain missing six days after Hurricane Otis made landfall in the Mexican resort of Acapulco.
At least 47 bodies remain unaccounted for, according to the governor of Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located.
Acapulco was devastated by the hurricane, which was a category 5 storm when it hit the coast.
Many locals resorted to looting because of the slow delivery of aid.
One woman told Reuters news agency on Monday that she was left without water, her house was full of mud, and everything was damaged.
Acapulco has been surrounded by soldiers and police, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to rebuild the city.
A group representing retailers, however, urged authorities to further increase security after some of its members reported looting. There is no justification for these acts, according to the group.
The retail association emphasized the importance of ensuring food, medicine, and hygiene products reach their destinations without being stolen by criminals.
According to the governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado, many of the roads that had been blocked by debris and fallen trees had been cleared, facilitating the delivery of food.
Two thirds of the city has also been reconnected to electricity, according to the federal electricity commission.
Forecasters and residents weren’t prepared for Otis’ impact because of the speed at which it changed from a tropical storm to a hurricane.