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Tennis Stadium Engulfed in Flood Water After Hurricane Otis Hits Mexico

Devastating Category Five Storm

A tennis stadium in Mexico has been left underwater after being hit by Hurricane Otis, a deadly category five storm. The storm, which brought winds of 165mph and torrential rain, has claimed the lives of 27 confirmed victims so far.

Acapulco Resort Suffers Damage

The popular seaside resort of Acapulco was among the first towns to suffer damage from the hurricane. Located on Mexico's south-western coast and home to over one million people, Acapulco also hosts the Mexican Open tennis tournament at the Arena GNP Seguros.

Dramatic Footage Reveals Destruction

Aerial footage circulated on social media shows the tennis stadium and other smaller arenas completely submerged in brown water. The adjacent golf course is also underwater. Fans expressed sadness and offered support to the people of Acapulco and those involved with the tournament.

Tourists Flee as Hurricane Intensifies

Tourists in Acapulco fled the area as Hurricane Otis rapidly intensified and made landfall. The storm has caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure, leaving the region without power. Schools have been closed and flights cancelled, with soldiers patrolling beaches and opening storm shelters.

Concerns for Formula One Grand Prix

There are concerns about the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix, scheduled to be held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. However, the eye of the storm is projected to pass approximately 125 miles north of the racetrack.

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