Seven months after Hurricane ‘Otis’, there are 31 missing

Seven months after Hurricane ‘Otis’, there are 31 missing
Seven months after Hurricane ‘Otis’, there are 31 missing

The Secretary of the Navy, Rafael Ojeda Durán, reported that the search for 31 people missing after the devastating impact of Hurricane “Otis” in Guerrero it is still active, seven months after the natural disaster. The hurricane, which strongly hit the regions of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez on October 24 of last year, left a trail of destruction and numerous families in uncertainty.

During the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Ojeda Durán explained that since November 28, 30 meetings have been held with the families of the missing crews. Currently, 46 elements of the Navy, with three boats, carry out maritime tours, while 22 marines search the beaches; without any body or remains having been found in the last month.

“Although the meteor was on October 24, the searches began the next day and that is when 17 bodies were recovered (…) We agreed with the relatives so that they would accompany us in these tasks,” he said. .

Ojeda Durán stressed that the intention of these meetings and the continuous effort is to keep families informed and clear up any doubts that may arise in the process. “We are going to expand the discussion so that it is informative, doubts are cleared, so that it is not a product of misinformation,” he stated.

The morning began with an account of the reconstruction of the municipality of Acapulco and Coyuca de Benítez due to the passage of the hurricane. Representatives of the majority of the federal cabinet came in the morning to explain the actions that were taken in the devastated area.

Evelyn Salgado, governor of Guerrero, came in the morning and explained that to date there are 206 hotels in operation (74% of the total hotels); 292 chain stores in operation; banking re-activation: 92% (61 of 66) of bank branches in operation.

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