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ONE MILLION PEOPLE displaced by floods in Tabasco

2 November 2007

RJ_1 posted:

And the worst is yet to come because the water is still rising, and a representative from the Comision Nacional del Agua said it might take one month for the water to go back to normal levels. That´s a long time to live on your rooftop or in a shelter. Next try to imagine all the mosquitos and “chaquistes” that will result later.

In the US monetary donations can be sent:

American Red Cross 1-800-HELPNOW

or write American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013

Catholic Relief Services (which is providing assistance through the Mexican charity, Caritas)  which also has a good reputation for disaster relief is sending $1.5 million U.S. to Tabasco, as well as Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic which sustained servere damage from Hurricane Noel.  .

In Mexico, money OR specific items are requested:

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