- Tropical Storm Nate - Oct 2017
- Mexico: Earthquakes - Sep 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Jul 2014
- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
- Mexico: Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel - Sep 2013
- Central America: Dengue Outbreak - 2013-2014
One of the worst floods in recent Mexican history is slowly receding in the city of Villahermosa. However, many outlying neighborhoods and villages in the state of Tabasco are accessible only by boat, and it may be another month before the floods dry up and the last evacuation shelter is closed. Authorities say the most critical needs are clean water, medicine, and doctors.
One of the worst floods in recent Mexican history is finally receding in the city of Villahermosa, though many outlying neighborhoods and villages in the state of Tabasco are still inaccessible except by boat. The water level has dropped one meter in the past two days, power has been restored in Villahermosa, the airport is functional, and food and other essential items are reaching people who have been stranded for days in shelters or on rooftops. The ministry of health and civil-defense authorities say the most critical needs are water, medicine, and doctors.
Emergency shelter and food are bringing relief to victims of major storm in Nicaragua
The remote Miskito Indians who live in jungle villages and on tiny, reef islands along the Honduran-Nicaraguan border went about their usual daily routines on September 4. Fisherman took to the ocean to dive for lobster. Farmers went into their fields.
Without access to television, radio, or the internet, they were unaware that a major hurricane was hours away. They had no chance to evacuate or take shelter.
Hurricane Felix smashed into Nicaragua later that day as a powerful Category 5 storm.
Teams working with Samaritan's Purse are helping more than 10,000 people in 27 communities that were devastated when Hurricane Dean ripped through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
As Dean moved out of the Yucatán, leaving behind a wide swath of destruction, Samaritan's Purse quickly moved in with vital relief supplies. We initially distributed 170 food packages in the town of Santa Maria.