Mexico: Floods - Apr 2004
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- ReliefWeb: Mexico: Floods - Situation map. 7 Apr 2004
- ERD: Episcopal Relief and Development helps families in Mexico after floods. 16 Apr 2004
- Govt. Mexico: Mexico: President Vicente Fox is supervising support for the victims in Coahuila. 5 Apr 2004
- IFRC: Mexico: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 6 Apr 2004
- US DOS: U.S. border agents rescue Mexicans trapped by floodwaters. 7 Apr 2004
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.
Mexicans saved in "unprecedented" U.S.-Mexican rescue effort
By Eric Green, Washington File Staff Writer
Washington -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency announced that its agents rescued 14 Mexicans trapped by floodwaters near Piedras Negras, Mexico, following a request for help from the Mexican government.
In an April 5 statement, the CBP said the "unprecedented bi-national search-and-rescue effort" conducted the previous day by the United States and Mexico saved 14 people after torrential rains flooded the Piedras Negras area.
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April 5, 2004, Los Pinos. Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada today toured the Coahuila city of Piedras Negras where several communities have been hit by the flooding of the River Escondido, caused by the recent intense rain in this part of the state.