Mexico: Floods - Oct 1999
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- WWF: Dams accused of role in flooding: Research Paper: "Dams and Floods". 21 Jun 2001
- IFRC: Mexico: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 2. 28 Oct 1999
- Govt. Mexico: Mexico: Reports on the measures implemented by the Federal Government to aid communities affected by rain. 28 Oct 1999
- Govt. Mexico: Mexico: Overview of support given to flood victims. 18 Oct 1999
- Govt. Mexico: Report on the advances made to offset the emergency caused by the rains. 13 Oct 1999
Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.
Catholic Relief Services staff continue to work with Caritas Mexico in response to severe flooding and landslides in the southeastern regions of Mexico. To address the most immediate needs of nearly 67,500 critically affected people Catholic Relief Services has contributed more than $210,000 for emergency relief items.
Catholic Relief Services staff continue to work with Caritas Mexico in response to severe flooding and landslides in the southeastern regions of Mexico. The flooding and landslides are mainly due to a tropical depression that hit the Mexican states of Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz and Hidalgo. Torrential rains have created the worst flooding in over forty years and at least four major rivers continue to overflow.
The European Commission has approved humanitarian aid worth Euro 1 million for victims of flooding in Mexico. The aid will be channelled through the German and Spanish Red Cross societies, which are working in close coordination with the Mexican Red Cross.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0200
Mexico - Floods
OCHA - Situation Report No. 3
Background on the Situation
For the last several weeks, heavy rains have caused severe flooding and landslides in the southeastern regions of Mexico. The flooding and landslides are mainly due to a tropical depression that hit the Mexican states of Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz and Hidalgo. Torrential rains have created the worst flooding in over forty years and at least 4 major rivers continue to overflow.
Who is CRS Reaching and With What Aid?
On Monday, November 1st, Direct Relief International sent its fifth shipment of medical aid for victims of the worst flooding in the history of Mexico. The rains in the southern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Mexico Hidalgo and Puebla have killed over 400 people and have left hundreds of thousands homeless. The shipment included antibiotics, analgesics, surgical supplies and other emergency medical goods.
He visited the municipalities of San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido and Huajuapan de León.
A total of 400 million pesos will be allocated for housing rehabilitation and reconstruction programs in Oaxaca.
President Zedillo flew over the Puerto Escondido-San Miguel Sola de Vega highway to verify reconstruction progress.
President Ernesto Zedillo visited the municipalities of San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido and Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, in order to verify the progress of emergency housing programs and the reconstruction of highways, bridges and rural roads.
In the …
Visitó los municipios de San Pedro Tututepec, Puerto Escondido y Huajuapan de León.
400 millones de pesos al programa de rehabilitación y reconstrucción de viviendas en Oaxaca.
El Jefe de la Nación sobrevoló la carretera Puerto Escondido-San Miguel Sola de Vega para verificar avances de reconstrucción.
By James Crombie
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The southeast of Mexico is drenched by devastating rains, but the north has not seen a drop in months; temperatures plummet near Mexico City, while the northwest is baking hot.
Freak weather conditions in Mexico are not symptoms of global warming but probably the result of the tail end of La Niña, the periodic cooling of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, according to a meteorologist.
''The La Niña situation that we were in last year and are in again this year probably produces a little more in the way of severe …
Bulletin No. 437/99
* The National Water Commission and the Federal Electricity Commission have made a supervision trip along the Grijalva River Hydroelectric System.
* A total of 561 rural roads have been reopened.
* The Mexican Army and Navy have reinforced aid work to increase support to the people affected by flooding.
* So far, there are no signs of epidemics.
In line with the instructions given by President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, aid work in the communities affected by the rains in various areas of Mexico, has been continued.
MEXICO -- CWS continues to assist those recovering from floods and mudslides in Mexico through six local partners. We have provided 4,000 Clean-up Kits, 2,000 Health Kits, and $47,000 for blankets and bedding. CWS is seeking $100,000 to assist with relief and recovery efforts, including the provision of additional blankets, food, plastic sheeting, and other emergency supplies.
Bulletin No. 435/99
- Alert, prevention and relief measures continue for the people of the state of Tabasco.
- The hydroelectric system of the Grijalva River is being permanently monitored; the additional controlled release from the Peñitas dam is within the technical parameters established.
- Supplies and preventive barriers are being supported by the Army and Armed Forces of Mexico.