The National Hurricane Center called the landfall of Otis a "nightmare scenario" for southern Mexico on Wednesday morning near Acapulco, Mexico. Otis explosively intensified into a Category 5 hurricane after being just a tropical storm the day before, giving the people of southern Mexico only hours to brace for this destruction. There has NEVER been a hurricane anywhere near this strong in this part of Mexico on record.
The final advisory on Otis was released Wednesday at 4:00 PM CDT as Otis dissipated on land. Rain reports of 9" were received in Cigua de Benitez according to the National Hurricane Center. Here are some of the frightening scenes as Otis made landfall:
Now that power is being restored for parts of Acapulco we are seeing the extent of the damage in the the city - buildings are completely destroyed or blown in with standing water on the roads and downed trees keeping paths blocked.