Mexico Flooding: CRS in the New York Times

As Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Mexico continue our emergency response to the flooding in Tabasco, Mexico, the news media are turning to us for on-the-ground updates. Reporter Elizabeth Malkin uses CRS as a source for an estimate that half of the 750,000 residents of the city of Villahermosa have fled their homes.

The story also quotes Eufemio Flores of our sister agency, Caritas Mexico, as saying the last time the state of Tabasco suffered such serious flooding, in 1999, people had to stay in shelters for as long as two months. “It will be longer than that this time,” he said.

CRS Mexico Country Representative Erica Dahl-Bredine was also quoted over the weekend in a Bloomberg news service story, saying, “This is the worst disaster in Mexico’s recent history.”

For more updates, visit our website.

We are accepting donations targeted to our relief efforts in Mexico, as well as the recovery from Tropical Storm Noel that hit parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.

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