AMERICA/MEXICO - More than 40 dead and many missing, tropical storm in the north. Many families welcomed in churches

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 area crisis   environment   poverty

Puebla (Agenzia Fides) - The water due to the heavy rain that devastated Huauchinango, Puebla because of the cyclone "Earl" and "Javier" last weekend is what should fall in a month. This tropical storm also caused more than 40 deaths and Veracruz and Puebla are the most affected areas.
"It is sad to hear that when these tragedies happen there are many victims, and I pray for the families where there have been landslides. I heard about what happened in the community in Temazolapa and Tetelcingo thanks to father Crisoforo Hernandez who is there", said His Exc. Mgr. Porfirio Eduardo Patiño Leal, Bishop of the diocese of Cordoba. The Bishop informed that the diocesan Caritas has intervened to give its necessary aid.
While the Archbishop of Puebla, Mgr. Víctor Sánchez Espinosa, complained that after Tropical Storm Earl in Huauchinango there are still dead and missing, there is also a group of people who fled from the area because was completely flooded in particularly in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. The Bishop reported that the priests in the north of the state say that the rains are intense and continued until Sunday evening; In addition there have been several landslides on highways and other routes. All priests were already informed to accommodate the homeless also in churches:
"I hope that God will help these brothers so that with a little less rain we can bring help. All measures should be taken, too much water is falling in Sierra Norte", he said. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 09/08/2016)