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SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO. The death toll in Mexico has risen to at least 273 people following Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 earthquake. The devastating earthquake flattened entire towns and decimated buildings across Mexico City and nearby areas.
Convoy of Hope is responding by sending a team to distribute emergency relief supplies to survivors in need. Follow the response here.
OCTOBER 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MO.Hurricane Patricia — a Category 5 hurricane with estimated winds to reach 200 miles per hour — is barreling toward Mexico’s Pacific coast and is expected to make landfall later today.
Forecasters report that Patricia could be the largest storm ever recorded in history. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team is ready to respond with water, food and shelter.
Hurricane Karl hit central and southern Mexico in late September leaving devastation for tens of thousands of families. The hardest hit areas were the cities of Villahermosa, Juchitan, Veracruz, Cardel, Minatitlan and the state of Tabasco. In Tabasco, the flooding caused many residents to dismantle their homes and move them to the sides of the roads on higher ground.
In early July, torrential rains slammed Monterrey, Mexico causing flooding that reportedly killed at least 30 people.
Patty, a young mother who lives in an impoverished Monterrey neighborhood that sustained heavy damage, said the floodwaters came quickly, but quick-thinking neighbors helped save her family by cutting a large hole in the side of her house.
"Nearly 4,700 families in Monterrey were affected by the flooding," says Jason Anderson, a disaster response representative.