In Mexico, at least 27 people were killed and several others are missing in and around Acapulco, after Hurricane Otis ripped through Mexico’s Pacific coast, knocking out all communications and leaving behind a trail of destruction. The Category 5 storm was the strongest East Pacific hurricane on record to make landfall, with 165 mile-per-hour winds. A local cameraperson who filmed the devastating aftermath in Acapulco recounted living through the hurricane.
Jaime Villanueva: “There was a moment when the building was moving from side to side. Water was coming in. Water was entering. You could still hear a thousand and one things thundering up, down, left, right, everything. Everything was thundering. And then I remember that Barbara and I hugged each other and began to pray. We began to say goodbye with telepathy, literally, because we could not send messages.”