Tabasco under water

As you may already know, Tabasco, a state in south-east Mexico, is 70% under water. About one million people have been affected by the floods. 300,000 people are trapped in their homes.

Sandbags in Villahermosa

The floods were caused by unusually strong rains, coming after an unseasonal drought.

If you can and wish to help out, you can try going to the Tabasco government website (in Spanish) for donation information. I haven’t yet found such information in English, but I hope it’ll soon become available from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.

Sandbags - Olmec Head

(photos from the BBC’s “In Pictures: Tabasco floods” gallery)


About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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