Mexico Pulls Aid Out Of Texas After Earthquake, Hurricane

Oaxaca Mexico earthquake
Oaxaca Mexico earthquake

After a devastating earthquake and getting slammed by Katia, the Mexican Foreign Ministry says that the country must help out its own victims, and pull out of Hurricane Harvey battered Texas

In a statement, The Mexican government said, “Given this circumstance, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to care for the families and communities affected in the national territory (…) unfortunately at this time, it will not be possible to provide the assistance originally offered to Texas due to damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in late August.”

On September 7, southwestern Mexico was rocked by between an 8.1 and 8.2 magnitude earthquake and killed as many as 100 people. The earthquake affected the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco and could be felt as far as Mexico City. 

At around the same time, the country’s eastern shore was hit by Katia, causing widespread damage to the state of Veracruz. A mudslide caused by the storm reportedly killed two people in their homes. 

After the quake, officials issued tsunami warnings and briefly evacuated parts of coastal Tonalá and Puerto Madera. Fortunately, no damage has been reported. 

Hurricane Harvey hit southeastern Texas last week causing much of the Houston area to flood. While Mexico may not be able to lend a hand, those in the travel industry are still there.

The Texas Travel Industry Association, car rental service Enterprise, and Frontier Airlines have all donated money or resources to those affected by the storm. 

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