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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency assessing recovery needs in wake of recent flooding
Los Angeles, Calif., September 18, 2013 -- Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and will provide aid to communities near Acapulco, Mexico in the wake of major storms that struck the area earlier this week. The organization will call on existing partnerships with local agencies to effectively aid recovery efforts following massive flood damage.
Operation USA, a 28-year-old international relief agency based in Los Angeles, is appealing to the public and corporations to aid in response to the flooding in Southern Mexico.
The flooding in the state of Tabasco is the worst the state has seen in fifty years, with 900,000 people displaced and awaiting rescue or shelter. Governor Andres Granier reported that eighty percent of the state is under water, 100 percent of its crops have been destroyed and most of the state's population of 2 million are affected in a substantial way.
The Government of Mexico has announced that they will accept outside aid for victims of flooding in southern Mexico. Operation USA is now gathering resources to respond to the crisis.The Los Angeles-based relief agency is monitoring the situation in Mexico and is in contact with the Mexican Consul General in Los Angeles.The 20-year old international relief agency, has delivered more than $135 million in high-priority relief supplies.President & CEO, Richard Walden wants to remind the public that there are effective and ineffective ways of helping in disaster situations."Disasters …