Acapulco Struggles to Aid Stranded Tourists After Hurricane

Two twin storms ravaged Acapulco's coastline this week, leaving thousands stranded and a death toll that has climbed upwards of 80. USA Today is reporting that tourists are being evacuated. Passengers with booked tickets on Aeromexico and Interjet are being taken from the Forum at Mundo Imperial to planes at Acapulco Alvarez International Airport and are bound for Mexico City.

"The Mexican government is operating additional flights from the Pie de la Cuesta Air Force Base," the article reports. "Priority is given to those with urgent medical conditions, the elderly, women and children."

Mexico president Enrique Pena Nieto and Angel Aguirre Rivero, governor for the state of Guerrero asked that hotels in the area provide hotel rooms free of charge to those who were not able to evacuate the region. The hotel costs will be covered by Mexico Tourism. 


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