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02 Dec 1997 description
report World Vision

Mexico's "Hurricane Paulina"

Contact: Cathy MacCaul.
PITTSBURGH-- World Vision will ship more than $64,000 worth of relief supplies to Mexico for victims of hurricane "Paulina" on Tuesday, December 2. The shipment, a 48-foot container of clothing, shoes and soap, donated by Dress Barn Inc., Payless ShoeSource and The Dial Corporation respectively, will depart from World Vision's International Distribution Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

12 Nov 1997 description
  1. Hurricane Rick, grade three on the Hurricane Saffir/Simpson scale (wind speed up to 179-193 km/h), hit Mexico's Southern Pacific coast on 9 and 10 November 1997, in particular the coast of the Oaxaca region, which is still trying to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Pauline in October 1997.
07 Nov 1997 description

Oaxacans thought world was ending when Hurricane Pauline hit; MCC, Mexico City Mennonites reach out to victims

03 Nov 1997 description
report InterAction

More than a dozen InterAction agencies are responding to a major humanitarian crisis created by Hurricane Pauline, which swept through Mexico on October 9 killing at least 400 people and leaving hundreds of communities without shelter, food or water.

01 Nov 1997 description

APPEAL
Mexico Hurricane Pauline - LAME71
Appeal Target : US$ 392,535
(Funding Received To Date = $ 149,580)
Dear Friends,

28 Oct 1997 description
report American Red Cross

When Hurricane Pauline slammed into the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Thursday Oct. 9., up to 20 inches of rain fell in some areas in less than 24 hours. Reports indicated maximum sustained winds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Hardest hit was the resort town of Acapulco, where many of the homes were ill-equipped to handle the winds and water. Flooding and mudslides caused severe damage to the city. Pauline is likely the most destructive hurricane along this coast of Mexico for the past 50 years. According the Mexican Red Cross, the loss of life is estimated at over 400.

24 Oct 1997 description

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

20 Oct 1997 description
report American Red Cross

October 20, 1997-- The Red Cross, in collaboration with the Teamsters Union and United Airlines, is sending thousands of comfort kits to victims of Hurricane Pauline in Mexico. Ten thousand Red Cross comfort kits have already been sent, and a Teamsters official drove a shipment of 13,000 more from Sacramento to Los Angeles this morning. United Airlines will ship the kits out of L.A.X. beginning today. The comfort kits contain personal hygiene items such as deodorant, body powder, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, and wash cloths, plus puzzles for children.

19 Oct 1997 description

(12:50pm AEST)

Mexico's President Ernesto Zedillo says that people may soon begin starving to death in *Oaxaca state on the Pacific coast which was badly hit by Hurricane Pauline.

He says the government is working on an emergency footing to get food into remote mountain communities which had been cut off by the storm, but that the risk remains.

17 Oct 1997 description

NEWS RELEASE
Media Contact: Beth Schaefer, News & Information Officer
Phone: (301) 680-6355 Fax: (301) 680-6370

16 Oct 1997 description

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

15 Oct 1997 description

By David Luhnow

ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Desperation set in Wednesday for thousands of people left homeless by Hurricane Pauline who complained now of being victims of corruption and inefficiency as well as the killer storm.

Pauline's rampage through this resort city of one million people last week caused massive destruction and flooding and claimed at least 400 lives, the Mexican Red Cross says.

At relief centers across Acapulco, people with nothing left but the clothes on their backs said bitterly they were receiving no help despite official promises of assistance.

14 Oct 1997 description

8:00 AM EDT

By David Luhnow

ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Three cases of cholera appeared in this disease-prone tropical resort as health officials braced for outbreaks of killer epidemics following devastation wreaked by Hurricane Pauline.

Teams of government health workers set up makeshift vaccine centers across the stricken resort city and in other smaller villages along the coasts of Guerrero and Oaxaca states to prevent the spread of diseases like typhoid fever, hepatitis and cholera which thrive in the tropics.

14 Oct 1997 description
report American Red Cross

October 14, 1997-- Thousands of people remain homeless in three Pacific coast states of Mexico after Hurricane Pauline struck on Thursday, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour and dumping up to 20 inches of rain in less than 24 hours in some areas. Flooding and mudslides caused further destruction. More than 200 have been killed, and this number is expected to rise.
Thousands of residents are being inoculated against typhoid fever and tetanus, as it is now feared that epidemics could threaten many in this largely poor region, where drinking water has become contaminated.

14 Oct 1997 description
report American Red Cross

Postal Service Donates Money to Hurricane Victims in Mexico
The U.S. Postal Service, which offers a wire transfer service targeted toward the Hispanic market in California, Texas and Illinois, will be donating the fees for these services to the victims of Hurricane Pauline from October 14 through October 21. During this period, every time someone wires money to Mexico, the U.S. Postal Service will donate the fees to the American Red Cross, to be sent to Mexico.

14 Oct 1997 description

NEWS RELEASE
Media Contact: Beth Schaefer, News & Information Officer
Phone: (301) 680-6355 Fax: (301) 680-6370
Date: October 14, 1997
COLONIAL NARVARTE, MEXICO--In response to the devastation left
behind by Hurricane Pauline on the southwestern Pacific coast of Mexico,
especially in the resort city of Acapulco, the Adventist Development and
Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing emergency and food relief.

Today, ADRA Mexico will be distributing 1,000 food baskets in seven

14 Oct 1997 description
report World Vision

Hurricane Paulina slammed into Mexico's southwest coast on 8 October, creating a state of emergency in the Costa Chica area of Guerrero state and battering more than two dozen World Vision-assisted communities.

13 Oct 1997 description

El día 9 de Octubre de 1997 los Estados de Oaxaca y Guerrero en
la Republica de México fueron inpactados por el Huracán Paulin
ocasionando destrozos y además afectando a los habitantes de la región.
El Huracán Paulin tuvo una intensidad de grado 4 y una velocidad que
supero los 500 Km.
DAÑOS: Muertos: 120 personas seg=FAn un primer reporte
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Materiales: Casa destruidas, puentes dañados, afectación en las