Dengue Epidemic Alert

By: condesa, 2:36 AM GMT on August 08, 2009

Just doing my Civil Protection Girl Scout thing.Dengue is also known as Break Bone fever. It becomes deadly when proper diagnosis does not occur in a timely fashion.Here's a brief update, in English, about the burgeoning epidemic. Many inland states that have not had a problem with this in the past are mounting campaigns to try to halt the spread. There is no "cure" or real treatment for this vector-born illness.Last year, in and around Cuernavaca, Morelos, over 7,0...

New Security Warning about Mexico

By: condesa, 12:43 AM GMT on July 16, 2009

Hi-I'm rushed right now, but I since it's vacation and researchers are traveling a lot now, and, well, the Mexican Government is busy promoting the wonders of Mexico, stating repeatedly that Americans don't care about the dangers and corruption,I wanted to post a link to the warning issued by the American Embassy in Mexico City today. It particularly relates to the state of Michoacan. However, I highly advise you to also access the warning link contained within toda...

Onda Tropical 16 Remanentes of la Muneca

By: condesa, 5:48 PM GMT on July 26, 2008

Juarez Chihuahua floodingInundada Cd. JuarezLinkVer enlace de la nota completa abajo-77 municipalities in the watersheds of the rivers Coatzacoalcos, Papaloapan and Jamapa-Cotaxtla have been places under preventative alert for the arrival within 24-36 hours of Tropical Wave 16, currently moving across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.Full article (espanol)Link

Updated: 7:16 PM GMT on July 26, 2008

FIrst Responders in S. Texas

By: condesa, 7:06 PM GMT on July 22, 2008

LinkDolly Puts Thousands in the Dark and in SheltersBy Lynn Brezosky and Lisa SandbergExpress-NewsBrownsville-More than 100,000 households in the Rio Grande Valley were without power and several thousand people bedded down for the night in shelters after Hurricane Dolly dumped up to a foot of rain on some locales Wednesday.The hurricane’s 100 mph winds caused extensive damage on South Padre Island, ripping the roofs off the Bahia Mar, a 10-story hotel, various con...

Updated: 7:13 AM GMT on July 24, 2008

23,000 evacuated in Tamaulipas ahead of Dolly

By: condesa, 6:51 PM GMT on July 22, 2008

Early news reports indicate that 23,000 people in 3 municipalities of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, bordering Brownsville, Tx, have been evacuated to shelters. These unicipalities are Matamoros, Soto la Marina and San Fernando.Citing the coming onslaught of extreme rainfall and atypical flooding, the governor has requested that at least 17 municipalities, many located exactly on the border of Mexico/Texas, be declared emergency zones. Municipalities included in the emerg...

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