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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 27, 2012) - A disaster relief team from the humanitarian organization Operation Blessing International has arrived at the epicenter of last week's 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico and was surprised to find much worse devastation in rural areas than expected.
Scott Hill, director of the charity's OB Mexico office, reports that many of the homes in the countryside are made of adobe and were destroyed by the quake, leaving residents to fend for themselves outside.
By: Sarah Pate
VERACRUZ, Mexico - In just 10 minutes, Esmeralda lost her home, her job-everything.
The single mother of two young children makes juices and sells them from her home, but all that changed when rapid flooding triggered by Hurricane Karl swept through her community, destroying her home and her only source of income.
Operation Blessing teams have been responding for the past few weeks now with aid for affected families, distributing tons of food, clothing and other relief-including setting up water purification units that are providing clean drinking water to about …
VERACRUZ, Mexico - When Hurricane Karl made landfall in Mexico late September, it left a path of destruction in its wake.
More than half a million residents were impacted by the storm, thousands sought refuge in shelters after their homes were flooded, and a state of emergency was declared in 62 municipalities in Veracruz.
"This is truly one of the worse disasters I have seen here in Mexico," said Scott Hill, OBI's country director for Mexico.
Operation Blessing teams have been responding to families in hard-hit areas, mobilizing nearly 100 volunteers to …