We start today with an update out of Mexico, where residents are dealing with devastating damage caused by Wednesday's category 5 storm Hurricane Otis.
Trees were uprooted, buildings smashed, roadways were blanketed under several feet of water.
Thankfully, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said there were as of Thursday morning no casualties reported.
The local power utility says nearly 500,000 homes and businesses lost power though.
And communication lines are down, making it hard for authorities and rescue operations to get a handle on the true extent of the damage.
Video we have shows widespread destruction with a big impact to the local economy.
Acapulco located on the southwestern coast of Mexico was once considered the Pearl of the Pacific in the 1940s and 50s.
It was a major American vacation destination for tourists and celebrities alike like Rita Hayworth.
But it diminished slowly over time due to overcrowding and crime.
However, its tourism industry has been on an upswing hosting, Mexican and European travelers recently.
To protect this city, residents and authorities laid major preparations ahead of the storm.
But as we mentioned in yesterday's show, the storm quickly turned brutal, very, very quickly and even caught meteorologists off guard.
Let's turn now to our own meteorologist Derek Van Dam.
The storm struck in the dead of night.
It gave very little warning, very few weather models that meteorologists looked to actually picked up on the rapid intensification that it actually went through.
In a 24-hour period, it was impressive. It took advantage of a very narrow swath of ocean water temperatures at about 88 degrees Fahrenheit.
And that's significant because four rapid intensification to carry on, it actually needs to be 80 degrees or higher.
And it found just that water and strengthened rapidly 165 miles per hour.
This is the first category 5 landfall to impact the eastern Pacific.
The strongest storm to strike the Pacific coastline of Mexico and the fastest 12-hour rapid intensification for this area.
It is that 12-hour window where it rewrote the history books, rapidly intensifying by 90 miles per hour.
But the overall picture in a 24-hour period, 115 miles per hour strengthening, that is incredible, mind-boggling, to be quite honest.
Acapulco, not only a tourist destination, but it has a residency of about 1 million people.