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21 Oct 2011 description

A tropical storm hammered Central America for over a week starting October 11 with torrential rains, causing extensive flooding and damage in Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico. The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is responding with emergency food and medical supplies.

07 Nov 2007 description

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH: The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee plans to providefood aid to500 families affected by heavy flooding in Southeast Mexico, the agency confirmed today.

25 Oct 2005 description

BURLINGTON, ON-The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is responding to the needs of people in Mexicoand Florida affected by the devastation of Hurricane Wilma.

CRWRC, having worked in the area twice before on an emergency basis, will immediately provide Yucatan families with roof tarps and clothing, and distribute maize, beans and oil. The supplies will be distributed through local Mexican organizations and churches.

21 Oct 2005 description

BURLINGTON, ON-As Hurricane Wilma batters the YucatanPeninsula, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is preparing to reach residents of Cancun, Merida, and Campache, Mexico, while continuing relief operations in the already deluged Florida peninsula. Expecting 10 inches to three feet of rain from the intense but slow-moving storm, CRWRC is ready to address needs for emergency food aid and temporary shelter.

10 Oct 2005 description

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - "From our home, we could see small houses being swept away by the river - people were screaming and shaking with cold, and animals were looking for refuge." This was the comment of one CRWRC staff member as he reflected on the torrential rains that have caused flooding and mudslides in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico. These disasters, the result of Hurricane Stan, have completely destroyed homes and villages.

19 Jul 2005 description

Stephanie Tombari, CRWRC Communications

A powerful and premature hurricane season calls CRWRC's relief response teams to work as Hurricane Emily dragged destruction across Mexico's Yucatan peninsula early Monday.

Emily graduated from tropical storm to hurricane as it reached the shores of the Quintana Roo state, with 135 mph (217 kph) winds before weakening as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico.

04 Oct 2002 description

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - As Tropical Storm Lili continued to fizzle out today, community groups and disaster response agencies started the process of dealing with the muck and misery that it left behind. The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is actively participating in this process by communicating with disaster survivors and developing a response.