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13 Nov 2007 description

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is assisting people affected by severe flooding in Mexico and El Salvador.

In the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, a week of heavy rainfall caused massive flooding, killing one person and forcing nearly a million people to escape the rising waters by seeking higher ground.

07 Sep 2007 description

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing critical assistance to people affected by recent disasters in Peru, Mexico and the United States.

Peru

On August 15th, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the southern coast of Peru, killing over 500 people, injuring hundreds and leaving tens of thousands of others homeless. The deadly earthquake devastated the areas of Ica, Pisco and Chincha, destroying homes, buildings and other structures.

21 Aug 2007 description

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) plans to provide emergency assistance to people in Mexico and Belize after Hurricane Dean passes through the Yucatan Peninsula.

Hurricane Dean hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early on Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 5 storm but quickly lost strength as it crossed the peninsula. The hurricane has now been downgraded to a Category 1 storm as of 2pm E.T today.

It struck down power lines and damaged buildings in Mexico and northern Belize, but there are no casualties.

07 Sep 2006 description

Flooding in Northern Mexico displaced hundreds when close to 15 inches of heavy rain fell on Ciudad Juarez. The rain started mid-August and lasted for nearly two weeks, displacing thousands of people from their homes. "The situation in Ciudad Juarez is terrible," said the Rt. Rev.

01 Nov 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to communities on Mexico's Caribbean coast affected by Hurricane Wilma. The Category 4 hurricane struck Mexico on October 21, destroying homes and causing millions of dollars in damage to cities including the towns of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel. The storm stalled over the peninsula, pounding the region with heavy rains and winds of 115 mph which knocked out power in many communities.

16 Apr 2004 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency supplies to families left homeless in northern Mexico after devastating floods in early April. The town of Piedras Negras on the Escondido River, about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas, was declared a disaster area.