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International Medical Corps is mobilizing disaster response experts and supplies to be ready to respond as needed after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chiapas State in southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala.
“We are in touch with our contacts on the ground and are ready to support the Government of Mexico to provide lifesaving medical care and relief as needed,” said Ian Rodgers, International Medical Corps’ Director of Emergency Response and Preparedness.
October 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES/LONDON – As Hurricane Patricia barrels toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, International Medical Corps stands ready to provide relief and assistance to those in need in the wake of the storm. Hurricane Patricia, with maximum sustained winds currently near 200 miles per hour, is projected to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco on Friday evening local time. Patricia is the strongest hurricane ever measured by the National Hurricane Center in the Atlantic and the eastern North Pacific basins.