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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.

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

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

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
Heridos : no hay reportes
Materiales: Casa destruidas, puentes dañados, afectación en las

13 Oct 1997 description

By David Luhnow

ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Health workers vaccinated thousands of residents of hurricane-devastated Acapulco at makeshift centers Monday, hoping to halt the spread of deadly diseases.

13 Oct 1997 description

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

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25 Aug 1997 description

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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

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

33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
Disaster Bulletin No. 76355

29 Jan 1997 description

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