Hurricane Otis, an unprecedented Category 5 storm with winds reaching 165 mph, made a devastating landfall near Acapulco, Mexico. Marked as the most potent storm ever to impact Mexico, Otis underwent the most rapid intensification observed in the northeastern Pacific, escalating its winds by 90 mph within just 12 hours.
This severe weather phenomenon resulted in catastrophic damage, with warnings of life-threatening storm surges and winds potent enough to yield tornado-like destruction. As southern Mexico grapples with the aftermath, including widespread flash flooding and potential mudslides, the need for support is urgent.
In response to this crisis, our analysts have identified several highly rated charities actively engaged in disaster relief and recovery efforts in the region. Click on the name of each organization to learn more about its mission, programs, and services, and consider making a donation via the Giving Basket to support those affected by this tragic event as they strive to rebuild and regain a sense of normalcy.
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