Hurricane Patricia – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast last night. The hurricane hit as a Category Five storm, the highest classification, but has since weakened to a Category Two tropical storm.
The storm first hit western Mexico, bringing fierce winds and rain. Fortunately, heavy damage appears to have been avoided. Mexican authorities have evacuated thousands of residents and tourists on Mexico’s Pacific coast to safety inland. Patricia is now making its way over northern Mexico. According to Mexico’s National Disaster Fund, ~400,000 people live in vulnerable areas.
SOS Children in Mexico
SOS Children operates seven Villages in Mexico. At this time all of our programmes appear to be unharmed by Hurricane Patricia. SOS Mexico is in communication with Mexican authorities if needed for a rapid field evaluation.
Our team is closely monitoring the situation in Mexico and we will continue to keep our sponsors updated as the storm progresses.
What can I do?
You can help make a lasting difference to a Mexican child through child sponsorship.This monthly gift will support our ongoing work in Mexico. By sponsoring with SOS Children, you can give a little boy or girl a happy, healthy childhood.