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MÉXICO NEEDS YOUR HELP

Chiapas’ earthquake

As some of you might know, last night, around 23:50 h, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast. The earthquake hit off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border with a 8.2 magnitude. It was slightly stronger than the 1985 quake, that destroyed Mexico City.

President Enrique Peña Nieto stated that at least 31 people were killed and over 200 were injured due the quake. Many people in Chiapas and Oaxaca have lost their homes. Both states have declared STATE OF EMERGENCY.

The effects were also felt in Guatemala, where at least one person died and homes along the border with Mexico were leveled

So far, 266 aftershocks have been registered. The last one happened today at 6:28 h, with a 6.1 magnitude.

Most affected towns in Oaxaca: Juchitán, Matías Romero, Unión Hidalgo, San Dionisio del Mar, Asunción Ixtaltepec, Santa María Xadani, Santiago Niltepec, Santo Domingo, Ingenio, El Espinal, Tehuantepec, Salina Cruz and other communities.

Juchitan’s city councilor, Pamela Terán, asked the state and federal authorities for help.“We urgently need as much help as you can send,” she said. “We need hands and manpower to try and dig out the people that we know are buried under the rubble.”

Schools in at least 10 Mexican states and in Mexico City were closed on Friday as the president ordered an immediate assessment of the damage nationwide. 

TSUNAMI ALERT in Oaxaca has been cancelled, and REDIRECTED to Guerrero.

Katia in Veracruz

Katia is now a category 2 hurricane and will land on Veracruz coast tonight.

Said state and Tampico, Tamaulipas are now under constant vigilance.

Intense storms are expected in Puebla, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Tabasco y Chiapas, Estado de México, Ciudad de México y Morelos.

Also, Mexico City is also in alert due to the constant raining; most streets are now under water. Many people have lost their homes. Rivers are flooding and there has been several subsidences all over the city’s streets. Until now, two people have perished. 

Mexico’s emergency numbers

9-1-1. National number for medical, civil protection, security and public services emergencies.

Below the cut, numbers and bank accounts to help. If you can and want to help, please let me know your state/city’s food bank or collection center location.

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Reto de Retos.
La ciudad de México afronta todos los días un constante desafío, pero quizá el más grave y delicado sea el de su ubicación en una zona sísmica con suelo y subsuelo históricamente afectados. Ironía, causalidad o destino como hace 32 años el terremoto aconteció. Este día en 1985 ocurrió la más grave y dolorosa tragedia registrada en su historia: en pocos segundos ese jueves 19 de septiembre, día imborrable para todos los que lo vivimos, los sismos cobraron miles de vidas humanos y destruyeron mucho de los frutos del trabajo de varias generaciones esforzadas de mexicanos. El pueblo respondió. Una vez más este Martes 19 de septiembre de 2017 se manifestó, asombrosa la capacidad de organización, heroísmo y solidaridad del chilango, el hombre y mujer de a pie se han unido en una cadena virtuosa de amor, empatía y solidaridad, de inmediato se han organizado las tareas de rescate, cada vida que se salve es única, porque cada hombre para su país es un insospechado universo de posibilidades. Así, con un solo hombre que podamos salvar, habremos salvado para México un universo. En medio de la tragedia han empezado a ocurrir los milagros, las nuevas generaciones se organizan, enfrentan el reto con valentía, coraje, serenidad y dan la cara al sol, la reconstrucción ha comenzado, todos podemos hacer algo, todos debemos ayudar. Animo y la mejor de las suertes a todos ustedes. Mañana será otro día… un largo día. #Fuerza Mexico