Odessa Couple Trapped in Cabo Hotel Room When Hurricane Odile Made Landfall

Odessa Couple Trapped in Cabo Hotel Room When Hurricane Odile Made Landfall

By Alicia Neaves

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa couple heads out on their honeymoon, and just hours later, they end up in the middle of Hurricane Odile. NewsWest 9 spoke with the family members who just want them back home safely.

We spoke with the brother of the bride who tells us their hotel didn't let guests know when evacuations started at the airport, due to liabilities.

After not hearing from his sister for days, he took to social media to try and hunt for the newlyweds.

Just days ago, 239,000 people in Baja California Sur were without electricity and running water. The culprit? Hurricane Odile, a category 4 hurricane that kept one Odessa couple inside their hotel room for days.

"There are limited resources, but they do have food and water. They just haven't been able to shower, and the sewage and everything is backed up," Brother of the bride, Christian Montoya, said.

The newlyweds arrived in Cabo Friday. They were celebrating their honeymoon.

After Odile hit, they were only able to communicate as long as their cell phone batteries could last.

"You're able to communicate so easily nowadays and not being able to reach them is very frustrating," Montoya said.

Christian took to social media, communicating with others who stayed at the same hotel. He also posted pictures of the couple on Twitter, hoping someone will reach out to let him know they're safe.

"It's uneasy seeing my family and my mother and everyone crying. As a man, it's hard to keep your composure and stay strong for the family union," Montoya said.

What the family finds most frustrating is the evacuation plan the hotel had in place.

"They are refusing to inform the guests that there are evacuation plans happening in the airport which is 20 miles north from the location of where they are," Montoya said.

Finally, after not hearing from his sister since Monday, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Natalie texted her family that she and her husband are okay.

We found out right before the 6 p.m. newscast that the couple found a taxi driver who drove them three hours to the airport.

They are currently waiting to board the airplane, but they're not sure when that will be.

Of course, we'll let you know when they're back home safe in Odessa.