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13 Oct 1997 description

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
The governments of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero have asked the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
for assistance following the destruction caused by Hurricane Pauline on 9 and 10 October.

According to a Situation Report of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) issued on Monday, the two

13 Oct 1997 description

(12:03pm AEST)

Survivors of Hurricane Pauline on Mexico's Pacific coast are facing shortages of
food and water and rapidly inflating prices.

Pauline hit last Thursday killing at least two-hundred people and destroying houses
and farmlands along the coast before slamming into the city of Acapulco.

A consumer protection official in the city says shopkeepers are charging 1,000
percent more than usual for water, 500 percent more for tortillas, and 200 percent

11 Oct 1997 description

Information Bulletin N=B0 01
The Disaster

Hurricane Pauline, widely reported as Mexico's worst natural disaster in a decade, is now receding after leaving a trail of death and destruction up to 50 km inland from the country's Pacific coastline. Hardest hit has been the cities of Acapulco and Oaxaca, where, according to latest reports this morning, some 400 people are dead and hundreds injured, with 50,000 left homeless. In Guerrero state, 41 cm of rain fell in 24 hours sending flood waters and mudslides through shanty towns on the

10 Oct 1997 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE

34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

25 Aug 1997 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

UPDATE: EMERGENCY APPEAL
MEXICO VOLCANO -- $200,000

Disaster Bulletin No. 76355

12 Aug 1997 description

12:38 PM

MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuter) - Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano
on Tuesday released its greatest ash cloud since late June, when
it blanketed Mexico City with ash and forced closure of the
airport.

Ash flew more than a mile (about 2 km) into the sky on
Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. (1324 GMT), with strong winds blowing
particles southwest over the states of Morelos and Mexico, chief
volcano monitor Roberto Quaas told Reuters.

Should winds change direction, ash could billow toward
Mexico City, he added. The majestic, snow-capped volcano is 33

03 Jul 1997 description

EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
$200,000
Disaster Bulletin No. 76355

29 Jan 1997 description

Topinka, USGS/CVO, 1996; basemap modified from: CIA 1997; volcanoes from Simkin & Siebert, 1994

23 Aug 1996 description

ZCZC MIATCPAT4
TTAA00 KNHC 230830
BULLETIN
HURRICANE DOLLY ADVISORY NUMBER 17
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
4 AM CDT FRI AUG 23 1996

23 Aug 1996 description
report Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Weakened by a trip across the Yucatan Peninsula, Tropical Storm Dolly gained new strength today as it rolled across the Gulf of Mexico toward northeastern Mexico.

"Further strengthening is likely and Dolly could become a hurricane during the next 24 hours," the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph at 8 a.m.

30 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

By ISAAC A. LEVI Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Hurricane Douglas churned through the Pacific Ocean toward southern Mexico today after killing 35 people in a sweep across northern Colombia and Central America.

At 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, Douglas was 300 miles southeast of the resort of Acapulco. The U.S. National Weather Service said it was moving west at 20 miles an hour, with sustained winds of 80 mph and gusts of 97 mph.

Up to six inches of rain fell over parts of southern Mexico, creating the risk of flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions.