Hurricane Patricia, the largest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, made impact along Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Friday, October 23, in particular in the state of Colima, and in parts of Jalisco and Nayarit. Miraculously, the mountainous regions and thick jungles between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit shielded the majority of the storm and spared damage to these main tourist destinations.
However, smaller villages and pueblos in rural areas lacking proper infrastructure suffered flooding with overflowing rivers and mud slides. Although no deaths have been reported as a result of the hurricane, these surrounding areas have been affected.
Here’s how you can help:
International Community Foundation, ICF, has set up relief efforts (as they did when Hurricane Odile hit Los Cabos) to aid those in need or those who were affected.
PCI Global has also set up relief to aid infrastructure efforts. Their Mexico Country Director and team is currently working with the Mexican Ministry of Health and will be partnering to provide equipment and supplies to support affected communities particularly in hard to reach isolated and rural areas.
Mexican Red Cross has set up disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Patricia, as well.
DirectRelief is also assisting with recovery efforts in Mexico and Texas for those affected by Hurricane Patricia.
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