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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.

07 Apr 2004 description

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.

06 Apr 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

05 Apr 2004 description

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.