ACI Prensa Staff, Nov 3, 2023 / 18:00 pm
A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, including a cloth mantle, was left intact amid the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis, which struck the coastal city of Acapulco and other areas of the Mexican state of Guerrero last week with wind gusts of up to 200 miles per hour.
The Category 5 hurricane, which made landfall near Acapulco at 12:25 a.m. local time on Oct. 25, left at least 46 dead and serious damage to hotels, homes, and businesses throughout the state.
#Milagro | ¡Virgen de la Quebrada de #Acapulco, sin un rasguño tras el impacto de #Otis! 🙏🏻— Fuerza Informativa Azteca (@AztecaNoticias) November 1, 2023
Ni los vientos de más de 300 kilómetros por hora provocados por el huracán lograron dañar a la Virgen de la #Quebrada, que hoy luce sin un solo rasguño. La Quebrada ha sido por años el… pic.twitter.com/kbZTDXNI80
La Quebrada is a 148-foot-high cliff on the shores of the Pacific in Acapulco. Since 1934, young divers have leapt from the height to plunge into a channel 23 feet wide and 13 feet deep, a very popular spectacle among tourists. Before each jump, the divers cross themselves and commend themselves to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose image was installed at the location.