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The Church of Jesus Christ Expresses Support for Those Affected in Mexico by Hurricane Otis

“Our prayers are with all those who have been affected by this hurricane. The Church is actively working to help the people who are going through these difficult times through the established programs and our humanitarian aid allies,” said Hugo Montoya, president of the Mexico Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

General view of a shopping mall destroyed after hurricane Otis hit Acapulco on October 25, 2023, in Guerrero, Mexico. Otis made landfall on the coast of Acapulco around midnight of October 25 as a category 5 storm. The photograph was taken by Oscar Guerrero Ramirez, Getty Images.Getty Images
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The southern coast of Mexico was hit in the early hours of Wednesday, October 25, by Hurricane Otis, a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 165 mph, causing damage to the infrastructure and population of several municipalities in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico. Otis was the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in Mexico in the last 50 years.

The Mexico Area Presidency also announced that they are evaluating different mechanisms to join the aid for people affected by the hurricane.

All volunteer missionaries deployed in the region of Acapulco in the state of Guerrero are accounted for and safe.

This article was originally published in Spanish.

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