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25 Oct 2015 description
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Five hundred Mexican Red Cross volunteers are providing support to families impacted by Hurricane Patricia–a Category 5 storm–which made landfall in Mexico this weekend. The hurricane hit at record strength, but weakened as it moved inland. In Mexico, wind is no longer a threat, but heavy rains, river flooding, flash flooding, and mudslides are still a danger to those in the storm's path.

24 Sep 2013 description
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Hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid brought high winds and torrential rains and left a wide path of devastation and flooding on both coasts of Mexico. More than 1 million people were affected and search and rescue efforts continue for the missing after last week’s storms.

The Mexican state of Guerrero was the most heavily impacted, though 20 other states throughout Mexico are also dealing with the devastating aftermath of the hurricanes. Severe damage to infrastructure, including roads and airport, has slowed emergency access to impacted areas and hindered communication.

05 Oct 2010 description
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - The American Red Cross has increased its contribution by $100,000 to relief efforts in Mexico, where record rainfall has devastated the country's southern states, causing deadly landslides and leaving some areas under water. This contribution raises the total American Red Cross support for the flood response to $200,000.

The Mexican government has already declared a state of disaster in Veracruz. Officials estimate as many as 100,000 families have been affected, and as the rain and flooding continues, the damage may worsen in some already inundated areas.

17 Apr 2009 description
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By Abi Weaver, International Communications, American Red Cross

Friday, April 17, 2009 - Every day, thousands of people travel across the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California.

19 Nov 2007 description
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Monday, November 19, 2007 - The emergency phase has concluded. No longer are stranded residents being plucked off rooftops in Tabasco, Mexico. Yet, the need for water and food remains. Hundreds of thousands of families in the capital of Villahermosa and across the state are still without electricity, running water or access to stores after unusually heavy rains created devastating floods in the area.

The solution, according to the Mexican Red Cross, is to give the people more... more water, milk, food, diapers, toilet paper, soap, and, yes, even salsa.

10 Nov 2007 description
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By Susannah Cernojevich, National Headquarters, and Winnie Romeril

Saturday, November 10, 2007 - The president of the American Red Cross, Mark W. Everson, got a first-hand look yesterday at the devastation in the flooded regions of Southern Mexico.

At the invitation of Daniel Goni Diaz, president of the Mexican Red Cross, Everson traveled to the State of Tabasco to observe relief efforts for the flood victims.

08 Nov 2007 description
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Mark W. Everson will tour the affected region by helicopter to get a first-hand look at the devastation and relief efforts

By Susannah Cernojevich, National Headquarters, American Red Cross

Thursday, November 08, 2007 - The American Red Cross is responding to the severe flooding in Southern Mexico by providing $500,000 in financial assistance and supplies, and the organization's president, Mark W.

04 Nov 2007 description
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Winnie Romeril, a veteran of relief efforts, is en route to Southern Mexico to help with communication efforts

By Stuart Hales, Content Manager, RedCross.org

Sunday, November 04, 2007 - The American Red Cross is sending a volunteer to Mexico to support flood relief efforts by the Mexican Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Winnie Romeril, a Red Cross volunteer from upstate New York who has participated in disaster response efforts both domestically and abroad, will help with information reporting and communication.

21 Oct 2005 description
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Disaster Overview

On Oct. 1, Hurricane Stan became the 18th named storm of the 2005 hurricane season when it formed in the Caribbean. It quickly made landfall in the Yucatan Peninsula and moved over land as a tropic storm.

13 Oct 2005 description
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Written by Fran Kritz , Special to Redcross.org

17 Jul 2005 description
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Sunday, July 17, 2005 - As Hurricane Emily moves steadily toward the Yucatan Peninsula, residents along the gulf coasts of Mexico and southern Texas are bracing for the storm's potential impact.

24 Jan 2003 description
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Written by Mason Booth, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

22 Jan 2003 description
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Written by Mason Booth, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

24 Sep 2002 description
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Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

23 Sep 2002 description
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Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

16 Jun 1999 description
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American Red Cross Worker Deployed Immediately to Help Support Relief Efforts, Determine Future Need WASHINGTON, June 16, 1999--Steve Bullock, acting president of the American Red Cross, announced today that the American Red Cross has committed an immediate $100,000 to the Mexican Red Cross to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck the state of Oaxaca in Mexico yesterday.

29 Oct 1998 description
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28 Oct 1997 description
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When Hurricane Pauline slammed into the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Thursday Oct. 9., up to 20 inches of rain fell in some areas in less than 24 hours. Reports indicated maximum sustained winds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Hardest hit was the resort town of Acapulco, where many of the homes were ill-equipped to handle the winds and water. Flooding and mudslides caused severe damage to the city. Pauline is likely the most destructive hurricane along this coast of Mexico for the past 50 years. According the Mexican Red Cross, the loss of life is estimated at over 400.

20 Oct 1997 description
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October 20, 1997-- The Red Cross, in collaboration with the Teamsters Union and United Airlines, is sending thousands of comfort kits to victims of Hurricane Pauline in Mexico. Ten thousand Red Cross comfort kits have already been sent, and a Teamsters official drove a shipment of 13,000 more from Sacramento to Los Angeles this morning. United Airlines will ship the kits out of L.A.X. beginning today. The comfort kits contain personal hygiene items such as deodorant, body powder, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, and wash cloths, plus puzzles for children.

14 Oct 1997 description
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October 14, 1997-- Thousands of people remain homeless in three Pacific coast states of Mexico after Hurricane Pauline struck on Thursday, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour and dumping up to 20 inches of rain in less than 24 hours in some areas. Flooding and mudslides caused further destruction. More than 200 have been killed, and this number is expected to rise.
Thousands of residents are being inoculated against typhoid fever and tetanus, as it is now feared that epidemics could threaten many in this largely poor region, where drinking water has become contaminated.