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06 Dec 1999 description

Catholic Relief Services staff continue to work with Caritas Mexico in response to severe flooding and landslides in the southeastern regions of Mexico. The flooding and landslides are mainly due to a tropical depression that hit the Mexican states of Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz and Hidalgo. Torrential rains have created the worst flooding in over forty years and at least four major rivers continue to overflow.

11 Nov 1999 description

The European Commission has approved humanitarian aid worth Euro 1 million for victims of flooding in Mexico. The aid will be channelled through the German and Spanish Red Cross societies, which are working in close coordination with the Mexican Red Cross.

02 Nov 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0200
Mexico - Floods
OCHA - Situation Report No. 3

01 Nov 1999 description

Background on the Situation
For the last several weeks, heavy rains have caused severe flooding and landslides in the southeastern regions of Mexico. The flooding and landslides are mainly due to a tropical depression that hit the Mexican states of Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz and Hidalgo. Torrential rains have created the worst flooding in over forty years and at least 4 major rivers continue to overflow.

Who is CRS Reaching and With What Aid?

01 Nov 1999 description
report Direct Relief

On Monday, November 1st, Direct Relief International sent its fifth shipment of medical aid for victims of the worst flooding in the history of Mexico. The rains in the southern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Mexico Hidalgo and Puebla have killed over 400 people and have left hundreds of thousands homeless. The shipment included antibiotics, analgesics, surgical supplies and other emergency medical goods.

29 Oct 1999 description
report Oxfam

Background to the Flooding

28 Oct 1999 description

Visitó los municipios de San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido y Huajuapan de León.

400 millones de pesos al programa de rehabilitación y reconstrucción de viviendas en Oaxaca.

El Jefe de la Nación sobrevoló la carretera Puerto Escondido-San Miguel Sola de Vega para verificar avances de reconstrucción.

28 Oct 1999 description

By James Crombie

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The southeast of Mexico is drenched by devastating rains, but the north has not seen a drop in months; temperatures plummet near Mexico City, while the northwest is baking hot.

Freak weather conditions in Mexico are not symptoms of global warming but probably the result of the tail end of La Niña, the periodic cooling of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, according to a meteorologist.

''The La Niña situation that we were in last year and are in again this year probably produces a little more in the way of severe …

28 Oct 1999 description

He visited the municipalities of San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido and Huajuapan de León.

A total of 400 million pesos will be allocated for housing rehabilitation and reconstruction programs in Oaxaca.

President Zedillo flew over the Puerto Escondido-San Miguel Sola de Vega highway to verify reconstruction progress.

President Ernesto Zedillo visited the municipalities of San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido and Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, in order to verify the progress of emergency housing programs and the reconstruction of highways, bridges and rural roads.

In the …

26 Oct 1999 description

Bulletin No. 437/99

* The National Water Commission and the Federal Electricity Commission have made a supervision trip along the Grijalva River Hydroelectric System.

* A total of 561 rural roads have been reopened.

* The Mexican Army and Navy have reinforced aid work to increase support to the people affected by flooding.

* So far, there are no signs of epidemics.

In line with the instructions given by President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, aid work in the communities affected by the rains in various areas of Mexico, has been continued.

25 Oct 1999 description

MEXICO -- CWS continues to assist those recovering from floods and mudslides in Mexico through six local partners. We have provided 4,000 Clean-up Kits, 2,000 Health Kits, and $47,000 for blankets and bedding. CWS is seeking $100,000 to assist with relief and recovery efforts, including the provision of additional blankets, food, plastic sheeting, and other emergency supplies.

25 Oct 1999 description

Bulletin No. 435/99

  • Alert, prevention and relief measures continue for the people of the state of Tabasco.
  • The hydroelectric system of the Grijalva River is being permanently monitored; the additional controlled release from the Peñitas dam is within the technical parameters established.
  • Supplies and preventive barriers are being supported by the Army and Armed Forces of Mexico.
25 Oct 1999 description

By Heriberto Rodriguez

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (Reuters) - Flood waters were slowly rising in the Mexican state of Tabasco Sunday after weeks of torrential rain forced officials to open the gates of a dam that was filled to capacity.

The Gulf of Mexico state, streaked with some of the country's most important rivers, has been hard hit by flooding from heavy rains earlier this month that killed some 400 people and drove some 300,000 others from their homes across central and southern Mexico.

In the Tabasco capital Villahermosa, a city of some 460,000, 425 miles southeast of Mexico …

23 Oct 1999 description

Press Release 1821

Cuetzalan, Puebla, October 21, 1999.

El presidente Ernesto Zedillo exaltó el trabajo realizado por médicos, enfermeras y auxiliares de la salud, en apoyo a la población, durante los daños ocasionados por las lluvias.

22 Oct 1999 description
report Salvation Army

Salvationists from the México Command are helping victims of severe flooding which has claimed 400 lives and left more than a quarter of a million people homeless. The emergency canteen has taken food, clothing and water to Tulansingo, Hidalgo, one of the areas worst-hit by the floods. The town is only two hours away from Mexico City.